What do I do?

Coding Workshops

I deliver a number of coding workshops around the UK to young people teaching them about the Raspberry Pi & micro:bit.

Talks & Presentations

I give talks at conferences and events presenting my work on coding projects and sharing my knowledge with other people.

Teacher CPD

I plan and give a range of unique hands on CPD training sessions to teachers, helping them build up their knowledge and confidence on the new computing curriculum. For further information on booking a session, contact me below.

Portfolio

Below are highlights of things I have done
Makersphere 2017

Makersphere 2017

JULY 2017

I helped organise a conference for makers at a primary school which saw over 2015 people of all ages attend.

Ready, Steady, Code! Workshops

Ready, Steady, Code! Workshops

ONCE EVERY HALF TERM

At my local museum, I run fun coding workshops for young people every half term. Each session features a different topic.

Derbyshire Computing Conference - CPD

Derbyshire Computing Conference - CPD

March 2017

I ran a proffesional CPD session on Physical Computing to a group of teachers on a training course.

Derbyshire Computing Conference - Talk

Derbyshire Computing Conference - Talk

MARCH 2017

I gave a talk to over 200 teachers about my experience of computer science in primary school and how it can be improved

Raspberry Pi 5th Birthday Party

Raspberry Pi 5th Birthday Party

March 2017

I ran an EduBlocks minecraft workshop at the Raspberry Pi 5th Birthday Party for 20 people

Tech4Good Awards Finalist

Tech4Good Awards Finalist

JUNE 2017

In June I was selected as a BT Young Pioneer award finalist for my work on EduBlocks and helping people learn how to code

VMWare Associate 6 Exam

VMWare Associate 6 Exam

August

In August i trained for a week with univerity and hospital staff to become the second youngest VMWare Associate in the world

MiXiT Lyon France

MiXiT Lyon France

April 2018

In April 2018 I got the chance to do a talk and run a Raspberry Jam event in Lyon, France.

PyCon Cleveland

PyCon Cleveland

May2018

I got the opportunity to do a keynote talk at PyCon in America to 100 teachers and a talk to 3,500 people!

The EduBlocks Project: Making the transition from Scratch to Python easier

Awards

Awards that I have won or been a finalist in for my workshops and coding experiences
John Pinner Award

John Pinner Award

2017

At PyCon UK 2017 I was presented with a John Pinner Award for my work within the UK Pythcon Community

NCW Rising Star Award

NCW Rising Star Award

2017

I won a National Coding Week rising star award for my series of 5 coding workshops that I ran on National Coding Week 2017

BT Young Pioneer Award

BT Young Pioneer Award

2017

I was a finalist in 2017 for an Ability Net Tech4Good Award for my work on getting more people into coding via my EduBlocks project

Blog

Read about my experiences in more detail
Tutorial

Build a micro:bit EduBlocks extension

Editors like MakeCode and Scratch 3 both have “Extension” features in which you can add support for multiple add-on boards for things like the micro:bit. Until now, adding support for an add-on board for the

Events

EduBlocks in France: MiXiT 2018

On Thursday 19th & Friday 20th of April, I got the amazing opportunity to give a talk and workshop in the wonderful city of Lyon, France at MiXiT Conference 2018. I was one of many

Tutorial

Adding a library to EduBlocks

Many people have asked in the past “How can I add a library to EduBlocks” and i’ve never written up the instructions on how to do it. It’s an easy task to do and takes

Get in Touch

Fill out the contact form to get in touch with me and we can see how we can work together! You can also use the form to contact me about running workshops & delivering CPD sessions.

Contact Me