Full Circle Podcast Episode 25: The Podcast as a Rolling Release

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In this episode, Floss UK Un-conference and Programming in Schools.
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We're back with something approaching a regular show. Your Hosts:
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard  

Show Notes  

01:30 | WELCOME and INTRO: 03:10 | Since Last Time
  • Les - now convenes Geek up Blackpool – fourth Monday of every month. Is also organising Barcamp Blackpool: A free ‘unconference’ with no scheduled speakers. Attendees arrive on the day armed with talks and decide which ones they want to go along to! The talks can be on anything, from android application development to learning the British Sign Language to Electronic Organs played by BBC Micros! But don’t worry, you don’t have to do a talk to participate! The event is paid for by lovely sponsors.
    * When: Saturday 15th October 2011
    * Where: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (inside the white Casino Building)
    * Twitter: @bcblackpool
    * Tags: #bcblackpool
    * Google Group: http://groups.google.co.uk/group/bcblackpool
  • Dave: graduation from Reading, moved to Oxford University; introducing people to Ubuntu.
  • Robin: Putting Xfce atop the Ubuntu 11.10 Beta.
  • Dave: Elmer Perry's Libre Office - Part 7 on mailmerge p. 16
  • Les, Robin: Ed Hewitt's review of the Samsung Chromebook p. 41
13.41 | GUEST: Martin Houston for Floss UK Unconference
* When: Saturday 8th October, 9:30am – 5pm.
* Where: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street
* This is the second FLOSS UK Unconference, and is being held in collaboration with local FLOSS groups.
* Accommodation is available for anyone who wishes to stay overnight  

21.52 | NEWS
44.20 | GUEST: Alan O'Donohoe on Programming in Schools Programming and Open Source in Education Alan O'Donahoe (blog at teachcomputing.wordpress.com, @teknoteacher on twitter, email: alan (at) odonahoe.com)
  • It all started with a talk at Barcamp Media City, Salford. A fictional talk made reality?
  • The fictitious BBC Code Lab (#bbccodelab blew up on Twitter)
  • Code Lab – place for a well trusted institution to play a part in modern IT. Vision and concept for schools IT this decade.
  • Cast your mind back over the BBC Micro project supported through schools and colleges to encourage the uptake of technology.
  • Computing at Schools (supported by Microsoft, Google, CPHC, BCS). * The Computing at School Working Group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation that aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners.
  • Codemanship – Practitioner Partner Exchange as documented by Jason Gorman.
  • Programming in Scratch. Building-block programming.
    * Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
    * As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
  • Python is being taught for Computing GCSE.
1.11:06 | FEEDBACK 

1.21:57: | OUTRO AND WRAP
Midi version of Beny Hill TV theme based on "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph.