PROGRAM

This is a tentative program, subject to change!

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
10:00 - 18:00 Constructions Sets for Health Workshop
Organizer: Jose Gomez-Marquez - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Register
11:00 - 16:30 MIT App Inventor, Personal Mobile Computing, and Education
Organizer: Josh Sheldon - Program Manager MIT App Inventor Register
 
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 Open Plenary
Session Chair: Marisol Diaz
Welcoming Remarks
Hal Abelson, MIT App Inventor Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summit Overview
Marisol Diaz, Project Manager MIT App Inventor
Education Projects
Josh Sheldon, Program Manager MIT App Inventor
Tech Update
Andrew McKinney, Technical Director MIT App Inventor
9:45 - 10:30 Keynote
Session Chair: Andrew McKinney
The Science and Policies of DIY Medical Technologies: Health makers from Matagalpa to Montana
Jose Gomez-Marquez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Panel: App Inventor In Education
Session Chairs: Josh Sheldon and Dave Wolber
Asha Richardson - Youth Radio, USA
Senay Alkebu-Lan - Youth Radio, USA
Kayla Garret - Youth Radio, USA
Samantha Quist - Technovation, USA
Phil Puthumana - Verizon Fundation, USA
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Lighting Talks: App Inventor and Education
Session Chair: Franklyn Turbak
Rapid Prototyping Using App Inventor in Information and Computer Sciences Course
Fujio Yamamoto - Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan.
Using App Inventor the Irish Experience (At all Levels in Education) (App Inventor ANSEO!)
Natasha Kiely - Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
App Inventor Summer Camps Increase Student Interest in Programming
Barbara J Ericson - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
James K Greenlee Jr - St Pius X Catholic High School, USA
2:30 - 3:30 Lighting Talks: App Inventor in Research
Session Chair: Ilaria Liccardi
DIY Mobile App Development for Disaster Management
Lalana Kagal - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
App Design Opportunities and Challenges in Clinical Psychology
Adam S Miner - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Alison Darcy - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Elise Gibbs - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Julia E. Hoffman - VA National Center for PTSD, USA
Caroline J Lavoie - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Barr Taylor - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
PrivacyInformer: An Automated Privacy Description Generator for the MIT App Inventor
Daniel Mao - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Lalana Kagal - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 Lighting Talks: Teaching with App Inventor: Reporting on Lesson Learned
Session Chair: Jose Dominguez
Kids@Play: from learners to maker
Alberto Barbero - I.I.S. G.Vallauri, Italy
Design, Development, and Empowerment: My Experiences of Coaching a Best­in­Nation Middle School Team from 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Yu-Chang Hsu - Boise State University, USA
Re-inventing and Re-engaging: The Royal Society of Edinburgh & BCS Academy of Computing’s Computing Science Exemplification Project
Jeremy Scott - The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy, UK
6:00 - 8:00 Reception
 
 
Friday, July 18, 2014
8:15 - 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote
Session Chair:Andrew McKinney
From Curiosity to Career: MIT App Inventor and Pathways to Your Future
Jay Collier, Educate Maine, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Poster Madness
List of accepted posters
Session Chair:Ilaria Liccardi
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster Showcase
11:00 - 12:30 Lighting Talks: Teaching with App Inventor: Reporting on Lesson Learned
Session Chair: Franklyn Turbak
Community Outreach: Prepare App Challenge and STEM Careers with App Inventor
Arthur (Art) Souza - Verizon IT, USA
Bobby Xiao - Verizon IT, USA
Catherine Martinez - Verizon Technology, USA
Emeka Okonkwo - Verizon IT, USA
Tonye Taylor-Harry - Verizon Wireless, USA
Henrietta Roby - Verizon ERG (Former), USA
Youth Apps Challenge Builds STEM Interest
Peter Gruenbaum - SDK Bridge, USA
Earl Bergquist - Garfield High School, USA
Karen Manuel - STEM Outreach Director, USA
Integrating App Inventor into a Middle School Cross-Disciplinary Project
Christina Gardner-McCune - Clemson University, USA
Sanethia Thomas - Clemson University, USA
Theodore Hays - Clemson University, USA
Rekha Lakshmanan - Clemson University, USA
Sushmita Sen - Clemson University, USA
Penelope Vargas - Clemson University, USA
LaGarrett King - Clemson University, USA
App Inventor Futures – A Gaze through Jeff’s Crystal Ball
Jeffrey Schiller - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Lighting Talks: Experience in using App Inventor
Session Chair: Dave Wolber
Time to Add the 4th R - Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and algoRithmic thinking -
Our Liberal Arts Majors Get IT (Information Technology)!
Neelu Sinha - Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Rama Madhavarao - Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Use Databases other than TinyWebDB with App Inventor: Tying the knot with ColdFusion
Alan Hau - Cornell University, USA
Lessons Learned in China: Using App Inventor to Teach Computer Science to K­12 Students
Michelle Sun - First Code Academy, USA
2:30 - 3:30 Lighting Talks: Experience in using App Inventor
Session Chairs: Lalana Kagal
Optimization Apps
J. MacGregor Smith - University of Massachusetts, USA
Musings of an App Inventor Hobbyist
Scott Ferguson - App Inventor Power user, Lousiana, USA
App Inventor integration with iSENSE, a web-based system for sharing and visualizing data
Alan Rosenthal - University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 Closing Session (Best Posters announcement)
Session Chair: Andrew McKinney
Closing Remarks & Poster and App Competition Winners
Hal Abelson - MIT App Inventor Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT App Inventor Summit 2015 Information
Marisol Diaz - MIT App Inventor, Project Manager