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Scratch at SIGCSE 2013

The annual SIGCSE (ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Conference is taking place March 6-9, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Here is an excerpt from the event website describing the gathering:

SIGCSE 2013 continues our long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to present papers, panels, posters, special sessions, and workshops, and to discuss computer science education in birds-of-a-feather sessions and informal settings. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction.

This year's theme is "Changing the Face of Computing". If you are attending the event, here is a list of sessions where Scratch and ScratchEd will be represented. We encourage you to check them out!

Exploring the Next Generation of Scratch
Pre-Symposium Session
Wednesday, March 6, 1:00pm-5:00pmGovernors 15
Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab
Karen Brennan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Hairball: Lint-inspired Static Analysis of Scratch Projects
Paper Session: Tools
Thursday, March 7, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Governors 10
Bryce Boe, University of California Santa Barbara
Charlotte Hill, University of California Santa Barbara Barbara
Michelle Len, University of California Santa Barbara
Greg Dreschler, University of California Santa Barbara
Phillip Conrad, University of California Santa Barbara
Barbara Diana Franklin, University of California Santa Barbara

Assessment of Computer Science Learning in a Scratch-Based Outreach Program
Paper Session: Assessment
Friday, March 8, 10:45am-12:00pm, Governors 16
Bryce Boe, Diana Franklin, Phillip Conrad, Katy Nilsen, Charlotte Hill,
Michelle Len, Greg Dreschler, Gerardo Aldana, and Sarah Hough,
all of the University of California Santa Barbara

Stories from the Scratch Community: Connecting with Ideas, Interests, and People
Special Session
Friday, March 8, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Ballroom F
Karen Brennan, Harvard University
Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab

How to Plan and Run Computing Summer Camps for 4th-12th Grade Students
Friday, March 8, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Governors 14
Barbara Ericson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Christopher Michaud, Marist School
Nannette Napier, Georgia Gwinnett College
Krishnendu Roy, Valdosta State University

Scratch Breakfast
Saturday, March 9, 7:30am-8:45am, Ballroom ABC

SLASH: Scratch-based visual programming in Second Life for introductory computer science education
Poster Session
Thursday, March 7, 10:00am-11:30am, Plaza Exhibits
Saturday, March 9, 9:00am-12:00pm, Governors 16 and 17

Kara A. Behnke, ATLAS Institute