Bridging Scratch to Python using Pytch

Presented by: Glenn Strong

Pytch is a new programming environment we are building that is designed to act as a bridge from Scratch to Python. It has an emphasis on supporting “Scratch-oriented programming” – working in Pytch means writing programs using Sprites, animations, and sounds. The idea is help learners write the kind of fun and interesting programs they are used to writing in Scratch while also starting to learn about programming in Python. In this session we will give a brief introduction to the web-based Pytch environment and explain the design goals of the system.

Presenter Biography:

Glenn Strong is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the Centre for Research in IT and Education (CRITE), and the Computational Thinking for Life (CT4L) research group. He is the workshop development lead for the OurKidsCode project.