Announcing keynote speaker Pip Cleaves

17 July 2017

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The PyCon Australia team is happy to announce that our second keynote speaker for 2017 is Pip Cleaves!

Pip Cleaves is the National Education Manager for Code Club Australia, a not for profit organisation that has supported the development of over 18,000 clubs and 65,000 students to code every week. She also works as a Sessional Lecturer in the Education and Arts Faculty at The Australian Catholic University.

She has worked extensively within the education industry nationally and globally, and in education technology since 2005. She also runs a small business to provide professional learning to educators around technology.

“I’ve had a keen interest in how to empower kids with computers that are becoming more and more sealed off from them. This year PyCon Australia is hosting the Python in Education Seminar for the third time, to build bridges between the Python community and educators. I’m looking forward to hearing about how Code Club Australia is introducing kids to the joys of programming and tinkering. I’m also interested to find out how the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum is progressing,” said Richard Jones, conference chair.

We can't wait to hear Pip's keynote address and discover what works to #getkidscoding. Will you join us?

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