Computing At School Scotland Conference 2013

10 years ago

I am pleased to announce that the second annual conference of Computing At School Scotland will be held on Saturday 26th October 2013 at the University of Glasgow’s Wolfson Medical Attrium, Boyd Orr and Sir William Alwyn buildings.


After last years sell out conference we now have space for 300 delegates with sessions suitable for both secondary and primary teachers as well as others interested in Computing in School. To sign up for the conference go to Cheaper early bird tickets for teachers are limited so get yours before they’re gone.


This year is particularly special because the public announcement and further details about the Scottish Government funded national programme PLAN C (Professional Learning And Networking in Computing) will be made at this years conference.


Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Morning Keynote by Professor Sally Fincher, University of Kent: Building professional learning communities in Computer Science
  • Morning Keynote by Dr Quintin Cutts, Glasgow University: PLAN C (Professional Learning And Networking in Computing)
  • Lego Education UK and Laura Meikle, First Lego League Scotland: Hands on primary and secondary workshops with Lego Wedo and Lego Mindstorms NXT
  • Phil Bagge, CAS Regional Coordinator: Computing without Computers in the Primary classroom
  • Clive Beale, Director of Educational Development, Raspberry Pi Foundation: Hands on workshop with the Raspberry Pi
  • Stephen Howell, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin: Scratch 2 Kinect- scratch projects with the Microsoft Kinect
  • Adam McNicol, Python Summer School: Hands on workshop teaching programming with Python
  • Bianca Ní Ghrógáin, Primary Teacher, Dublin: Flipping the Primary School classroom
  • Craig Steele, Coder Dojo Scotland: Computing extra-curricular activities with Coder Dojo
  • Kate Farrell, Nesta Digital Education Manager for Scotland: Increasing Digital Education opportunities in Scotland
  • Neil Brown, University of Kent: Hands on workshop programming with Greenfoot
  • Brian Clark, Curriculum Leader (Computing Science, Business Ed & ICT), City of Edinburgh Council: Hands on workshop with Kodu
  • John Stout, Computing Teacher and MIS Technical Coordinator, King George the V College, Liverpool: Hands on workshop creating a networked chat room in Build Your Own Blocks.
  • Professor Bill Buchanan, Napier University: Cyber Security
  • Charlie Love, Principal Teacher of Computing, Aberdeen City Council: Flipping the Secondary Computing classroom
  • Jeremy Scott, RSE / George Heriot’s School: Royal Society of Edinburgh Phase 2 of the Computer Science Exemplification Project
  • Kevin Miller, CEO, RunRev: Hands on workshop programming using Live Code
  • Afternoon Keynote by Alastair O’Brien, Amor Group: Computing in schools, what industry really wants
  • Afternoon Keynote by Yen Yau, and Hugh Macdonald, Visual Effects Supervisor at Nvizible: Computer Science in the Creative Industries


There are several more speakers and sessions to be confirmed soon.


Hope to see you there,

Peter Donaldson

Computing At School Scotland


  1. Over a third of tickets for the conference are now sold and we’ve only a few early bird tickets left. Get your ticket at

    Peter W Donaldson said on 01/09/2013 at 9:46 pm Reply
  2. Just 14 early bird tickets left and student tickets have now sold out.
    We can also confirm a session on touch develop (a graphical environment for creating HTML 5 and windows mobile apps) with David Renton.
    Get your ticket at

    Peter W Donaldson said on 04/09/2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

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