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TouchDevelop Workshop 2013
February 14–15, 2013 | Mountain View, CA, United States

February 14, 2013



1:00–4:00 P.M. 

TouchDevelop Tutorial and Competition
In this session, you will learn about TouchDevelop, and create scripts to run on your device of choice. You can bring your own iPad, iPhone, Android phone, Windows Phone, tablet, or laptop; we will also have Windows Phones that you can borrow. The TouchDevelop research team will be available to get you started; you have the option to work in a group or alone. The next day, you can submit your script to be reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges.

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February 15, 2013

Time  Event 
9:00–9:15 A.M.  Welcome
Roy Levin, managing director, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley 
9:15–10:15 A.M. TouchDevelop: An Introduction and Under-the-Hood
Nikolai Tillmann and Michal Moskal
10:15 A.M.–12:15 P.M.

Research Talks

  • WebAppBooster: Giving Web Apps Access to Your Smartphone
    Arno Puder, San Francisco State University
  • Automatic Program Synthesis for TouchDevelop
    Zhendong Su, University of California, Davis
  • Static Analysis of TouchDevelop Scripts
    Peter Mueller, ETH
12:15–1:15 P.M. Lunch 
1:15–2:00 P.M. Developing Your First App on TouchDevelop
Peli de Halleux  
2:00–2:30 P.M. TouchDevelop Education and Research Program
Arjmand Samuel  
2:30–3:30 P.M.

Panel: TouchDevelop in Teaching 

Suresh Lodha, University of California, Santa Cruz

Yih-Chun, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Veronica Catete, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3:30–4:00 P.M.  Break 
4:00–4:45 P.M.  TouchDevelop Competition Showcase 
4:45–5:00 P.M.

Closing Remarks

Judith Bishop

6:00–8:30 P.M. 

Dinner at Computer History Museum

Talk by: Nigel Horspool, University of Victoria