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Keynote: Carrie Anne Philbin and Nicky Ringland

Finished 5 August 2015
Powerhouse Ultimo

Join us for a lunchtime keynote talk by Carrie Anne Philbin from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Nicky Ringland from the University of Sydney.

Carrie Anne will review the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s experiences in creating and delivering the Picademy continuing professional development workshops for teachers in the UK, as well as facilitating small group “birds of a feather” sessions where teachers and interested developers can explore ways to collaborate more effectively on both formal and informal educational efforts.

Nicky will give an overview of the opportunities arising from the Australian National Curriculum and the importance of its implementation from a student, teacher and economic perspective. She will outline local outreach programs including the National Computer Science School, Grok Learning and the Girls’ Programming Network, as well as current local school successes implementing Digital Technologies concepts into the existing curriculum.


Carrie Anne Philbin is an award winning secondary computing & ICT teacher, author & YouTuber. She currently leads the education mission for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. She is the author of ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi’, a computing book for teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi and programming. Winner of Teach Secondary magazine’s Technology & Innovation Best Author award 2014. Carrie is an evangelist for her subject, and often speaks at conferences like BETT, Raspberry Jamboree, YRS and PyconUK. In 2015, she was elected to the board of the Python Software Foundation where she hopes to continue to push diversity in STEM through education.

Nicky Ringland helps to run the Girls’ Programming Network and the National Computer Science School and Sydney University’s CS4HS program. She is currently a PhD candidate in the School Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.