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Psychology of Programming WIP 2011

The GIST Foundation

Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM (BST)

Psychology of Programming WIP 2011

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£20 off standard ticket price. Available until 8pm on 11 April 2011.
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Event Details

The Psychology of Programming Work-In-Progress forum comes to Sheffield to explore current research and thinking around the psychological and people aspects of programming, software development and craftsmanship.

This year, through a collaboration with the GIST Foundation, we are emphasising drawing on practitioner insight to inform academic research and to enhance the real-world impact and relevance of research work.  

Themes and Format

Papers will be presented by both researchers and practitioners across the following workshop themes:

  • Constraints to Channel Learning
  • Novice Learning
  • Continued Learning: Informal and Collaborative Learning
  • Interaction and Solution Design

Papers will be presented as short lightning talks with a Q&A opportunity in each strand, followed by thematic panel discussions to explore the links between research, learning and practice within the theme scope.

Programme (Provisional)

  • Monday
    • Constraints to Channel Learning
      • Class structure and Programme Comprehension
      • Worked Examples and Outcome Efficiency
      • Improvised Visual Coding
      • Simplified Programming Languages
    • Novice Learning
      • Learning Programming with Dancing Robots 
      • Formalisation of Memory Transfer Language 
      • Flow, Method and Metrics 
      • Iterative Development for Novices  
    • Breakout Workshops
      • Video Prototyping
      • Coaching Craftsmanship
    • Evening: Shh! Makers: Physical Computing: Dancing Robots and Self-Replicating Machines
  • Tuesday
    • Informal and Collaborative Learning
      • Facework in Pair Programming  
      • Coding Dojos in Action
      • Expert Explanations  
      • Coaching while Delivering Software
    • Interaction and Solution Design
      • Video Prototyping 
      • OCL and Solution Preferences
      • Physical Computing In Context
      • Iterative Development and User Feedback
    • Keynote: Alan Blackwell on 'When PPIG went GUI: How Psychology of Programming pushes the boundaries of HCI'

More Info / Full Schedule / Speakers: PPIG WIP 2011

Hashtag: #ppigwip


Delegates are warmly invited to make a long weekend of their stay in Sheffield by joining other practitioners at BarCamp Sheffield

PPIG-WIP 2011 is a collaboration between the GIST Foundation and the Culture, Communications and Computing Research Institute (C3RI, Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science, Sheffield Hallam University).  It is supported by Innovation Futures.

Have questions about Psychology of Programming WIP 2011? Contact The GIST Foundation
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When & Where

Sheffield Hallam University
Cantor Building
153 Arundel Street
S1 2NU Sheffield
United Kingdom

Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM (BST)

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The GIST Foundation

The GIST Foundation is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting grassroots and social innovation through technology and community. 

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About PPIG

Despite its title, PPIG is interested not only in psychology of programming and software engineering, but also in psychological aspects of related activities.

Indeed, a feature of the PPIG workshops has always been their openness to a wide spectrum of concerns: principally related to programming and software engineering, from the design of programming languages to communication issues in software teams, and from computing education to high-performance professional practice, but also related to other domains with similar concerns recent events have touched on learning mathematical formalisms, creativity and digital design, understanding websites, and live coding in the laptop music world.

Similarly, PPIG entertains a broad spectrum of research approaches, from theoretical perspectives drawing on psychological and social theory to empirical perspectives grounded in real-world experience. We have open minds if you think we might be interested, try us.

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