Travel

where I’ve been & where I’m going

updated: 22 june 2020

 
 
 
 
 

L@S: ACM Conference on Learning at Scale

Aug 2020 Virtual Event
Presented paper on Codeitz, an adaptive self-directed online learning environment which enabled us to explore designing for agency.
 
 
 
 
 

DUB Doctoral Colloquium

May 2020 Virtual Event
Presented dissertation topic on interactions with data to support equitable computing education and got feedback from panel of faculty and industry experts.
 
 
 
 
 

CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

May 2019 Glasgow, Scotland
Led a SIG (special interest group) on Learning, Education, & HCI. If you are interested in the intersection between learning and HCI, find out more and join us at siglearn.org!.
 
 
 
 
 

iConference

Mar 2019 College Park, MD
Participated in the doctoral colloquium to deepen my thinking on how to support learner agency in human-AI interaction.
 
 
 
 
 

SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Feb 2019 Minneapolis, MN

Presented paper on how to use Item Response Theory to evaluate and improve the SCS1, a language-agnostic assessment of introductory computer science.

Here’s a blog post which provides a high-level summary of the psychometric process.

 
 
 
 
 

UW DUB Retreat

Oct 2018 Bellevue, WA
Attended annual summit for UW DUB, grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in HCI & Design.
 
 
 
 
 

ICER: ACM International Computing Education Research Conference

Aug 2018 Espoo, Finland
Harrison Kwik presented our paper on understanding the experiences of undergraduate students who transfer into computer science at the University of Washington.
 
 
 
 
 

CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Apr 2018 Montreal, Canada
Engaged with researchers thinking about learning, program synthesis, HCI. Trip report here.
 
 
 
 
 

SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Feb 2018 Baltimore, MD
Presented paper on how explicitly teaching novice programmers a tracing strategy improved their ability to trace code and improved midterm grades.
 
 
 
 
 

UW DUB Retreat

Oct 2017 Bellevue, WA
Attended annual summit for UW DUB, grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in HCI & Design.
 
 
 
 
 

ICER: ACM International Computing Education Research Conference

Aug 2017 Tacoma, WA
Greg Nelson presented our paper on our theory of knowledge for program tracing and evaluation of PL Tutor, an online tool which teaches according to this theory by teaching comprehension first.
 
 
 
 
 

CMU LearnLab Summer School

Jul 2017 Pittsburgh, PA
Prototyped intelligent tutoring lessons which support students learning to trace code. Worked with Hieke Keuning (Open University of Netherlands).
 
 
 
 
 

SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Mar 2017 Seattle, WA
Attended conference dedicated to research and practice of computing education.
 
 
 
 
 

UW DUB Retreat

Sep 2016 Seattle, WA
Attended annual summit for UW DUB, grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in HCI & Design.
 
 
 
 
 

LASI: Learning Analytics Summer Institute

Jun 2016 Ann Arbor, MI
Participated in workshop on multimodal learning analytics, led by Prof. Xavier Ochoa.
 
 
 
 
 

MIT App Inventor Summit

Jun 2016 Cambridge, MA
Led workshop on saving persistent data with App Inventor. Presented poster on progression of computational thinking skills in App Inventor (related to work done for VL/HCC 2016 paper and Master’s thesis).
 
 
 
 
 

PROMOTO: Workshop on Programming for Mobile and Touch

Oct 2015 Cambridge, MA
Presented paper on usability and capability of App Inventor to create mobile apps.
 
 
 
 
 

MIT App Inventor Summit

Jul 2014 Cambridge, MA
Presented poster on proposal to analyze usage patterns of blocks in App Inventor.