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Katharine Childs

Katharine is the regional co-coordinator for Code Club in the East Midlands. She works in Derbyshire schools to teach and support the computing element of the new National Curriculum.

After a childhood encounter with Hunt the Wumpus on a BBC Microcomputer, via a Computing degree beginning with Smalltalk and ending in Javascript, she now enjoys enabling the “wow” moments which happen every time a child realises they can create or control by writing their own code. Katharine’s recent work includes contributing to the FutureLearn MOOC Teaching Computing and speaking at BETT, the world’s leading learning technology event. She works extensively with schools, universities and businesses to join-up thinking across the sectors and deliver high-quality computing experiences for the next generation.

Website: Code Club
Twitter: @primaryicttech