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cropped-Scratch2017bdx-websitebannerScratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 1 of 6: Inclusive, Interwoven, Inspiring

Scratch2017BDX, one of many Scratch conferences this year, took place in the city of Bordeaux, France. Officially the conference dates were Wed-Fri July 19th-21st, but when all the extra-curricular and unconference happenings were added in, there was ‘Scratching’ from Monday until Saturday. It was a privilege to see the conference unfold from behind the scenes this time, and to work with organiser extraordinaire Joek Von Montfort and the team he assembled from Europe, the US, and Africa. The various facets of the week (the pre-conference preparation, the programmed conference, the unconference events, the masterclasses, the extracurricular time with friends of the Scratch ‘family’) each had many special moments; it will take some time to process, and post, them all.
This conference was like a continuation of the previous two European Scratch conferences conceived and led by Joek – Barcelona 2013 and Amsterdam 2015, and the many friendships born in these events have gotten wider and deeper with time. May this trend continue…

Multigenerational Africa Plenary

Multigenerational Africa Plenary


Alan, Gen, and Mags inducting our new Intergalactic Code Week EU Ambassador, Cynthia Solomon.


Diehards dinner on Saturday night!


Sam live coding Sonic Pi Algorave while Wolfgang Slaney controls LEDs


Snap! Turltlestitch Superteam 🙂


KD dressing Zoe as Ada before the show


Ken, Richard, and colleagues discussing the future of programming.

Series of posts posted post Scratch Conference in Bordeaux, France, July 2017:

Chapter 1 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – inclusive, interwoven, inspiring

Chapter 2 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – pre-conference

Chapter 3 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – conference action

Chapter 4 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – unconference and extracurricular activities

Chapter 5 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – family matters

Chapter 6 of 6: Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – ten take away ideas to check out for CS

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