Katie is a software developer for a growing Sydney-based startup called Grok Learning, providing an online platform for high schools to teach programming and web development. Before that, she worked as a software engineer and dev-ops at Google for 6 years, firstly in Sydney then later transferring to Zürich, Switzerland.
For the last 8 years, Katie has also been teaching Python and other CS concepts to high school kids as part of the National Computer Science School (NCSS) and the Girls Programming Network. She also hacks on random projects including a web app for teaching classical cryptography and a Python API for Minecraft.
Katie is talking to us about the necessity and practicalities of teaching programming in schools. Come to Kiwi PyCon and get educated!
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