Strange Loop

Next: September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO

Teaching Kids Programming with the Intentional Method

Teaching Kids Programming with the Intentional Method by Llewellyn Falco & Lynn Langit

Come learn about 8 innovative teaching techniques we weave together to make exciting classes to teach 11-18 year old kids to program. (p.s. these techniques also work when teaching adults new languages & API’s )

These techniques include:

Collaborative learning Intentional Coding lessons Guided exploratory learning Post-activity ‘Did you notice?” Lectures Artistic Hacking sessions Self grading code quizzes Koan style unit test puzzles Randori group learning

Come and experience each of these techniques for yourself. Judge which ones work best, how they combine in aggregate to create a fun and rewarding class. Or just come to relive the childlike joy of learning to program.

Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco is an Instructor for DevelopMentor & Author for PluralSight. He is a international speaker and the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests( ). He spends most of his time programing in Java and C# specializing in legacy code. He also volunteers creating courseware and teaching kids to program ( ).

Lynn Langit

Big Data Architect and Educator. Former FTE at MSFT (4 years). Awards – SQL Server MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, MongoDB Master. Lynn has done production work with SQL Server, MongoDB, AWS and Google databases and more. Lynn has over 150 BigData screencasts on her YouTube channel (SoCalDevGal). In addition to her work with Big Data, she is also the co-founder of a non-profit, ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’