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App Inventor Master Trainers have successfully completed intensive training with MIT on all aspects of using and teaching App Inventor. These Master Trainers are certified by MIT. They both teach App Inventor to users, and teach App Inventor education to teachers. Certified trainers who can serve your school or organization are listed below.

Australia

Hong Kong

Singapore

Carly Lam, Hunters Hill, NSW Francis Chan
Raycelle Garcia
Tony Lam
Ringo Lee
Michelle Sun
Emile Wong
Anqi Zhou
Samiya Nadaf, Singapore

Belgium

India

Spain

Rosanna Kurrer, Hoeilaart Harsh Hiralal Thakkar, Gujarat Jose Luis Núñez Montes, Sevilla

Brazil

Ireland

Taiwan

Daniel Paz de Araujo, Campinas/ São Paulo Kerri Toft, Dublin Chi-Hung Tseng, Taipei

Canada

Italy

Thailand

Harsh Hiralal Thakkar, Ontario Fabio D'Agnano, Venezia Tawan Thongpook, Chiangmai

China

Luxembourg

United Kingdom

Xiangqun Chen, Shenzhen
Sinisa Glamocic, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing
Christophe Machtelinckx Evbi D. O'Sullivan, London

France

Netherlands

Vietnam

Pierre Huguet, Paris
Youmna Ovazza, Paris
Sjaak Bosman, Rotterdam Khoi Nguyen Tran Minh, Ho Chi Minh City
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United States

California

Sarah Blanchette, Aptos
Abigail Joseph, Sunnyvale
Bryan Twarek, San Francisco

Illinois

Felicia Kamriani, Chicago

New York

Clark Hochgraf, Rochester
Hak J. Kim, Jericho
Sade Osilaja Mitchell, New York City
Yvon Morin, Brooklyn
Kelly Powers, Scarsdale

Colorado

Ann Root, Boulder

Maryland

Nakeia Chantai Jones, Baltimore

Oklahoma

William Smith, Wagoner

Connecticut

Pauline Lake, Hartford
Kristin Violette, Farmington

Massachusetts

Yen Yen Lim, Westford
Kathleen Malone, Hingham
Mark Sherman, Boston
Ed Robinson

Pennsylvania

Anne McGuirk, Philadelphia

Florida

Ryan Kinser, Tampa Bay
Lyra Blizzard Logan
Lisa Saunders, Boca Raton

Maine

Sue Maddock, South Berwick

Texas

Suzan Dalgic, Austin
Akil Head, Houston

Georgia

Krishnendu Roy, Valdosta

Michigan

Natalie Binion, Farmington Hills

Utah

Richard Interdonato, Salt Lake City

Idaho

Yu-Chang Hsu, Boise

New Jersery

Matthew Cheng, Hoboken

Washington

Maggie Oh, Bellevue


SARAH BLANCHETTE


Sarah Blanchette is a middle school teacher from San Jose, California. She started as a science teacher; when she saw the need for and the benefit of robotics and computer programming classes, she jumped in with both feet.

Sarah started with Lego Mindstorms robots and its simple block programming. Through the Project Lead the Way program, she then added VEX robots with its RobotC programming language. Now she is having a hoot expanding the line up to include MIT App Inventor.

Address: Aptos, CA
Email: sblanchette0{at}gmail.com
Phone: 831-229-6771
NATALIE BINION


Natalie Binion is a Telecommunications Specialist working in the Central Office at AT&T in Michigan. She has a passion for knowledge and for helping other to be successful. Natalie learned how to build Android mobile apps through AT&T’s ASPIRE Inspire Mentor (AIM) program initiative hosted by Organization of Asian Indians (OASIS). The training was instrumental in teaching her how to make Android mobile apps. As part of the program, she agreed to complete 20 hours mentoring others to make their own apps. Natalie chose to mentor to mentor teenagers and began conducting classes that were set up by herself and school officials. The classes were so successful and in in such high demand that after her 20-hour commitment was complete, she decided to give back to the community to teach classes. Natalie has held many local workshops and has accepted invitations to travel to other cities as well.

Natalie has degrees in electronics, electrical engineering technology and information systems. She is excited to be a part of the MIT App Inventor Team and looking forward to working further with educators!

Address: Farmington Hills, MI
Email:

SJAAK BOSMAN


Sjaak has a bachelor degree in electronics and is a software designer and OpenVMS systems manager since 1984. In 2005 he graduated as a certified Java programmer at the Dutch Open University. As a teacher he taught adults to become OpenVMS and ALL-IN-1 (both originally Digital Equipment Corporation) systems managers and programmers. In 2012 Sjaak started the project Walk the City and built the Android version with App Inventor. In 2016 he participated in the MIT Master Trainers Program In Educational Mobile Computing to become a certified professional in mobile computing education using the MIT App Inventor platform. Since then his motto is “Computer Science For All”.

Address: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Email:

LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/SjaakBosman

FRANCIS CHAN


Francis is the Director, Group Human Resources (Projects), responsible for HR analytics, systems, and infrastructure, at Esquel Group, a leading textile and apparel manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

Prior to Esquel, Francis spent over a decade with human capital management solution providers, and has extensive experience helping organizations of all sizes improve employee and organizational performance. In his early career, Francis worked for technology start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area in software engineering roles. Francis is passionate about combining these experiences, leveraging human capital management systems and processes, and promoting computational thinking, to unleash human potential of employees and youth.

Francis holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He also has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and an MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management from the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Address: Hong Kong
Email:

XIANGQUN CHEN


Xiangqun Chen has taught Computer Science and Information Technology for more than 20 years in high school. Her professional title is senior teacher. She serves as Deputy Director of the Information Center as well as leader of the Technology Department in No. Three Senior High School of Shenzhen. Her duty is to maintain the current school system and guide the teaching of Computer Science and Information Technology. She is also a member of K-12 Information Technology Centre Group of Shenzhen municipality.

Chen has organized Robotic and App Inventor clubs in her school. Her students have won many awards in city, province and nationwide contests. As a passionate educator, she has taken advantage of many outreach programs like Code.org, App Inventor, Scratch, Virtual Robotic to increase girls' participation in computing. Chen hosted a Google CS4HS workshop on MIT App Inventor for local K12 teachers, in June, 2016.

Address: Shenzhen, China
Email:

MATTHEW CHENG


Matthew Cheng is a High School Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher and an Adjunct Professor in New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. After becoming a MIT Master Trainer, he started AppInventor.io, (http://www.appinventor.io) a website that provides teaching materials for MIT App Inventor. He earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, a M.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity and a Graduate Certificate in Computer Science for Digital Forensics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). Matthew also earned a M.A.T. in Secondary Education Mathematics from William Paterson University where he was named a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. He was twice elected to his local school board where he ran as an independent candidate advocating for transparent decision making and the creation of new STEM programs. He is passionate about bringing Computer Science education to all communities and bridging Computer Science and Mathematics in the classroom.

Address: Hoboken, New Jersey
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FABIO D'AGNANO


Fabio D'Agnano has worked with three-dimensional modelling and rapid prototyping for more than twenty years. He specializes in project communication and 3-D modelling and prototyping for architecture, Arduino and Digital Fabrication. He is co-curator of the Educational Projects / Call for School of the European Makers Faire Rome since the first edition of the Call for School. He is Director at the Digital Architecture Post-graduate Master's Course, and he teaches Three Dimensional Modelling and Representation at the Architecture University of Venice: www.masterad.it. He is a consultant for Triennale di Milano, as technology expert for the XXI exhibition- New Craft. He is also a consultant for the "Fondazione Nordest" in the project fablab@scuola. The project aims to bring fablabs to high schools in northern Italy: www.fablabascuola.it. He is founder and partner of Tooteko, a system that combines 3d printing and electronic sensors in order to let blind and partially sighted people perceive the works of art: www.tooteko.com. He has been part of the Samsung App4Kids Program in Venice (IT), aimed to teach how to program with App Inventor. He is partner and manager at Glass Architettura Urbanistica Engineering. With this firm he managed many projects around the world and won several international competitions: www.studioglass.it. He also authored the handbook "3d Max per l'Architettura" (Apogeo Editore, Milano, 2006) that sold more than 10.000 copies.

Address: Venice, Italy
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SUZAN DALGIC


Suzan Dalgic is a Computer Science teacher at Harmony Science Academy in Austin, TX. Suzan has been teaching Computer Science and Technology Applications for 6 years. She was also IT Manager for past 4 years. She did FLL and VEXIQ middle school Robotics and attended to the competitions with her students for 4 years. They had 1st place, 2nd place, and robot design prizes and advanced to the regional championship. Currently, Susan is teaching Mobile App Development with MIT App Inventor, Web Design, Computer Science, AP Computer Science courses and she has Advanced Mobile Application and Electronics club. She takes her students to the programming contest and she does STEM projects with her students. She has registered to MIT APP Inventor Master Trainer Program and became a Master Trainer for MIT App Inventor.

Address: Austin, TX
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RAYCELLE GARCIA


Raycelle is a lead programming instructor for children at First Code Academy, believing that teaching coding and technology is a great opportunity to inspire young minds. After embarking on her career in the Bay Area, she decided to return to her hometown of Hong Kong and pursue her strong interest in the field of education. First Code Academy presented an ideal opportunity for Raycelle to attain this aspiration. Upon joining the team, Raycelle delved into the world of programming, technology, and education. Raycelle has a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Math and Science Education from UC Berkeley.

Address: Hong Kong
Email:

SINISA GLAMOCIC


Sinisa Glamocic is an IT educator and curriculum developer with a focus on elementary and middle school IT programs. He has bachelor degrees in fields of economics and business management with work background and experience in the IT sector. As he is passionate about CS and science in general, he established "Blue Light SciTech Club" with a main goal to provide educational resources and environment for children's development in the fields of science and technology. Sinisa is currently living and working in China.

Address: Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing, China
Email:

Address: Houston, TX
Email:

CLARK HOCHGRAF


Clark Hochgraf, Ph.D., uses MIT App Inventor to teach design thinking and making skills to students at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He finds joy in making technology accessible and useful to more people. As associate professor of electrical engineering technology at RIT, he teaches digital signal processing and microcontrollers using a hands-on, learn by building approach. He works with community organizations such as Rochester Roots and Rochester Makerspace to promote youth wellbeing and technology education by connecting college students to community members in service learning projects.

Clark is a maker who has built electric go-carts, scooters, bikes, hybrid automobiles and co-launched the first solar-charged, student-designed college campus electric bike share in the US. He holds 12 US patents ranging from Megawatt-scale power inverters to hydrogen fuel cell membranes. Before teaching, he worked 11 years in industry as an engineer for Westinghouse, Ford/Visteon, and General Motors R&D. His current research is on using smartphone technology to prevent automobile crashes. For fun he builds Arduino powered spiro-graph drawing machines.

Address: Rochester, NY
Email:

YU-CHANG HSU


Dr. Hsu is Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University, and teaches graduate courses on graphic design, mobile app design, and maker tech for STEAM education. His research interests include mobile app programming, physical computing, collaborative learning, and computational thinking. Dr. Hsu is an App Inventor Summit invited speaker from 2012 to 2014. He designed and taught online graduate courses on mobile app design since 2011. He also offered summer courses on mobile app design to Idaho TRiO students (low income, first generation pre-college students) since 2012. Dr. Hsu's graduate students from his mobile app design class and submitted their final projects for a competition won the first and second place in 2012 MIT App Inventor App Contest for their creativity, interface design, and the educational values of the mobile apps. His recent grant award (2015-2017) funded by the National Science Foundation focuses on helping STEM major students integrate trigonometry in mobile app programming.

Address: Boise, ID
Email:

PIERRE HUGUET


Pierre Huguet started teaching computer science to middle and primary schools students in 2015 within a Non Governmental Organization acting towards digital literacy in geographic areas where it lacks support. He is a physicist in fluid mechanics from Ecole des Mines, with secondary master degree in history of sciences at CNAM. He has been responsible for meteorology and digital mapping programs and R&D, member of the national met office scientific committee and vice chair of a NATO meteorological working group.

Pierre is now involved in programs to help teachers use computers as tools for their students to become active members of the digital world and better understand other disciplines such as physics. He intends to train teachers and experiment with them how students can connect sensors, algorithms and actuators, relate observation to theory and how to trigger students" interest in physics.

Address: Paris, France
Email:

RICH INTERDONATO


Rich Interdonato, PhD, teaches about device mediated health behavior change as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah. He has been training students to use free Internet tools for Health Promotion and Education since 2011, and to develop mobile health apps with App Inventor since 2013. In 2012 Rich was awarded funding to develop an online, Applied Health Technology course series that featured app development with App Inventor, and in 2014 the App Inventor course was designated as fulfilling Utah’s undergraduate Math credit requirements. Rich has taught App Inventor development one-on-one using the Google Helpouts platform, and has presented at the University, State, and National levels to encourage non-programmers to use App Inventor to solve personally meaningful problems.

Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Email:

Phone: 1-801-987-0606

NAKEIA CHANTAI JONES


Nakeia C. Jones is a former Baltimore City Public School Educator who now works as a Lead Program Associate for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. She has a B.S. in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Marketing and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education. She enjoys working with diverse learners and prides herself on creative, out of the box thinking in order to solve problems. She completed the MIT App Inventor Master Trainer certification in August 2017.

Address: Baltimore, MD
Email:

Phone: 1-410-262-6050
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nakeia-jones-557906132/

ABIGAIL JOSEPH


Dr. Abigail Joseph has an extensive background in the innovation and application of technology as an agent of change. Her commitment to educating youth began in California’s Silicon Valley in the MESA Center and classrooms at Cabrillo Community College, after school programs in Oakland and Richmond, and serving as Faculty Advisor at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology . Her journey as an educator continues in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has spent the past five years developing computer science programs at Bay Area schools and working as volunteer for Black Girls Code. She currently works as a PK-12 Computer Science Teacher at The Nueva School in HIllsborough, CA, where she continues to develop her interests in educating youth in the intersection of Design Thinking, Computer Science, Art, and Social Justice. Abigail always looks forward to the innovative spirit that Verizon Innovation App Challenge brings, and is excited to again facilitate meaningful change as mentor to a winning team. She holds a B.S.E in computer science from Princeton University and a M.S./Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Address: Sunnyvale, CA
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FELICIA KAMRIANI


Felicia Kamriani is an instructional designer at Google who is passionate about global education, informal learning and all things App Inventor. She has evangelized mobile computing education at the UNESCO YouthMobile conferences in Paris, France and Doha, Qatar and at universities and organizations in China, Hong Kong and the US. She is the former Education and Business Development Coordinator for MIT App Inventor and has created online lessons, courses and trainings for MIT, Harvard University and the University of San Francisco. In 2016, Felicia co-authored, App Inventor 2 Essentials, an introductory book to mobile app development. She is an involved alumna of Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Address: Chicago, IL
Email:

Phone: 1-310-741-0332
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felittlepeople/

HAK J. KIM


Hak J. Kim is an associate professor of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (IS/BA) in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He earned a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kim's research includes mobile location-based services with mobile app, big data analytics in social media, cyber security in cloud computing, and digital forensics. He is currently building the real-time location tracking and positioning system using wireless networking and mobile apps. This system can be integrated into a hospital management system and will provide relevant information across the hospital to support effective decision making for patient care, and hospital administration. Dr. Kim has a strong interest in pre-college (K-12) education. He has organized a mobile app summer camp for students and teachers to learn how to program mobile apps and games in their smartphones and tablets.

Department of Information Systems and Business Anlytics
Zarb School of Business
Hofstra University
Address: Hempstead, NY
Email:

Phone: 1-516-463-4529

RYAN KINSER


Ryan Kinser is an Instructional Technologist at The Out of Door Academy (ODA) in Sarasota, Florida. He also teaches high school students online at Florida Virtual School. Ryan helps teachers innovate, and he works to connect students with real-world projects. He sees App Inventor as an exciting way to develop students and teachers as Makers.

As a former teacher advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Teaching Quality, the Teaching Channel, and Hillsborough County, Florida, Ryan advocates for hybrid teaching roles called Teacherpreneurs, which encourage teacher leaders to advance their profession without completely leaving the classroom. His primary interests are online learning, teacher professional development, and design-thinking in STEM education. A Google-certified Teacher (Level 2) and 2016 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator who has taught students of all levels and ages, Ryan offers schools and organizations professional development focused on prototyping with AppInventor in any subject.

Instructional Technologist, The Out of Door Academy
Instructor, FLVS
Address: Tampa Bay, FL
Email:

Twitter: @ryankinser
Phone: 1-813-438-2460 (call or text)

ROSANNA KURRER


Rosanna is Cofounder and Digital Literacy Lead at the Digital Leadership Institute (DLII.org), a Brussels-based, international NGO whose mission is to bridge the gender gap and digital divide worldwide. She is an Architectural Engineer by training and holds a Masters Degree in Building Physics from Kyoto University in Japan. Rosanna is an experienced CAD designer and cut her teeth on Fortran programming to model building heat transfer. For the past several years, Rosanna has led development of innovative, hands-on curricula to promote uptake of digital skills, particularly among girls and women. As g-Hive.org Community Manager at DLI, she regularly leads hands-on, fun and result-oriented workshops in the areas of computer programming, data visualisation, and 3D design.

Her passion is to make everyone understand that digital skills, computer programming and mobile app development are powerful tools for solving real-world problems.

Address: Hoeilaart, Belgium
Email:

CARLY LAM


Carly has B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of New South Wales Australia. She has 10 years of commercial experience working on software solution, e-Commerce portals and mobile applications development. Carly is the director of CS One Academy, an academy that offers school holiday coding programs to primary school students. She is involved in designing the curriculum for web development and mobile applications development programs using MIT App Inventor. She facilitates coding lessons to ensure students are engaged throughout the program. Her goal is to engage children in the world of computer science as creators rather than just consumers, and at the same time spark their creativity and develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Address: Hunters Hill, Australia
Email:

TONY LAM


Tony is the Computer panel head of a local primary school in Hong Kong. He started as a mathematics teacher. He is one of the first batch of Hong Kong teachers joining the CoolThink(at)JC project to promote computational thinking and coding education in local primary schools. Please visit Tony's Facebook Page "Tony Lam: Humanities in a STEM world", where he shares posts related to STEM education as well as his own teaching videos.

Address: Hong Kong
Email:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyLamHumanitiesInSTEM/

LYRA BLIZZARD LOGAN


Lyra Logan is Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the Florida Education Fund (FEF), a non-profit that creates and implements educational programs for underrepresented groups. In addition to handling legal matters, Logan is FEF's web applications and database developer and directs FEF's pre-college programs, which include after school and summer STEM camps for Florida middle and high school students. Logan developed and helps design curricula for an expanding strand of those camps known as CodeMasters, where undeserved youth learn computer programming and computational thinking within the contexts of robotics, game design, web design, and mobile app development and also prepare to earn tech certifications. Logan trains instructors to teach curricula developed or selected for FEF programs, empowering them to later teach even greater numbers of students to code at high-needs Florida schools during the regular school year. Logan is a certified JavaScript and Database Design Specialist and holds graduate certificates in Instructional Technology: Web Design and in Online Teaching and Learning. She earned her B.A. from Fisk University and J.D. from Harvard.

Address: Florida
Email:

Phone: 1-813-272-2772

PAULINE LAKE


Pauline Lake is the Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) project’s Teaching Consultant -- i.e., she visits all of the teachers in the classroom, helping with technical issues and with instruction. Mobile CSP is an NSF-funded effort to train high school teachers to teach the emerging AP CSP course that engages students in building mobile apps with App Inventor. Pauline is the project’s full-time staff person and is closely involved in all aspects of the project, including the curriculum, assessment, and teacher training. A 2013 graduate of Trinity College with a double major in Computer Science and Educational Studies, Pauline has been teaching App Inventor to middle- and high-school students in the Hartford area since 2010. She has also taught two semesters of the Computing with Mobile Phones course at Trinity College. Pauline currently serves as the Secretary of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association as well as Secretary of Random Hacks of Kindness Jr which promotes 4th-8th grade students coding for a social good with App Inventor.

Address: Hartford, CT
Email:

RINGO LEE


Ringo Lee is an IT professional. He started his career in the information technology industry where he worked in software development and testing, project and program management, quality management, software engineering process improvement, risk assurance and goverance. He currently works as IT and Operation Risk Stewardship Specialist in Financial Services. Ringo is passionate about his values, helping others and is dedicated to the promotion of computational thinking, successful future for our upcoming generation. He holds a B.Sc. in Computing & Information Science from Queen's University, a M.Sc. in Engineering Management and is a doctoral candidate in Engineering Management at City University of Hong Kong.

Address: Hong Kong
Email:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ringolee

YEN YEN LIM



Address: Westford, MA
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CHRISTOPHE MACHTELINCKX


Christophe Machtelinckx is a Computer Science Teacher at the High school Michel Lucius in Luxembourg City. He teaches mainly programming languages like Java, Scratch and MIT App Inventor. He also offers after school programming sessions while developing mobile Applications for Android Phones. He has a B.S. degree in Management and Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg and a M.S. degree in Computer Science and as Pedagogy trainer from the University of Luxembourg. When not teaching he enjoys running and mountain biking in the nature.

Address: Luxembourg
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SUE MADDOCK


Sue currently teaches math and computer science at Berwick Academy, a college preparatory school in southern Maine. In over thirty years of teaching her courses have included AP Computer Science as well as electives based on robotics, app development, Visual BASIC, C++, Pascal, and long ago, Logo. Her classroom focus is learning-by-doing. The joy she witnesses as students conceptualize and realize programming projects reinforces her own love of computer science and the belief that all students should experience this way of thinking. She is particularly interested in encouraging young women to challenge themselves in this realm. When not in the classroom, Sue can be found in hiking with her camera, biking, or baking with chocolate.

Address: South Berwick, ME
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KATHLEEN MALONE


Kathleen is the STEM Curriculum Specialist at Derby Academy in Hingham, MA where she teaches Upper School math and engineering design. She oversees the scope and sequence of the PreK-Grade 8 STEM program and has developed innovative, hands-on STEM curricula to promote computational, critical, and design thinking skills. She is a champion of utilizing authentic project-based STEM applications with a lens on social progress to develop inquiry and problem solving in her students. Her CS course tools include robotics, CAD and vector design, Bootstrap programming, and App Inventor. Kathleen is an active advocate for CS in the state and has served on the CS and Engineering Subcommittee of the MA Governor's Advisory Council on STEM Education. She has designed and presented professional development for teachers at statewide conferences. She also volunteers at several outreach events aimed toward bridging the gender divide and encouraging girls to pursue computer science and STEM fields. In addition, she leads workshops and summer camp programs for her local community in areas including 3D design, cryptography, Scratch, robotics, and MIT App Inventor. Her work has received accolades including 2017 MA STEM Teacher of the Year sponsored by The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon and the 2016 Pre-College Educator Award from the BSCES of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Address: Hingham, MA
Email:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-malone-8188b7a

ANNE McGUIRK


Anne McGuirk began her career in education as a founding teacher for a charter middle school centered on entrepreneurship. As she helped her school grow to full capacity, she helped integrate business lessons into her science class and watched her students flourish. For the better part of the last decade, Anne has worked in schools in low-income communities in Atlanta, Memphis, and New Orleans. Her passion has always been connecting students with experiences outside of the traditional classroom. Currently, Anne is the Philadelphia area program manager for The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). She coordinates programming and teacher support for almost 30 NFTE partner schools in the PA, Southern Jersey, and Northern Delaware metro regions. Part of her work is supporting NFTE's Startup Tech curriculum, which combines entrepreneurship education with MIT App Inventor lessons to inspire students to create app-based business ideas. Anne has a Master of Education degree in Secondary Science from Christian Brothers University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also has experience coaching and supporting teachers through Teach For America and as an Assistant Principal with KIPP schools.

Address: Philadelphia, PA
Email:

Phone: 1-267-969-2347

SADE OSILAJA MITCHELL


Sade Osilaja Mitchell leads the Startup Tech program at NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), a non-profit focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset in youth in 19 regions across 9 countries. Sade overseas training, support and curriculum modifications for the program, implemented by over 50 tech-entrepreneurship teachers, and funded by Verizon and SAP. Prior to her current role, Sade was a Program Manager for NFTE’s New York Metro region and led NYC Generation Tech, a summer program that teaches students coding skills (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and culminates in a “shark-tank” style Demo Night where students pitch Android app-based businesses to a panel of judges for seed money. She has also worked at Teach for All and KIPP NYC Public Charter Schools. Sade studied Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University for her Master’s and International Political Economics at University of Southern California (USC) for her Bachelor’s.

Address: New York City, NY
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YVON MORIN


Yvon is a math and technology teacher at IT TAKES A VILLAGE ACADEMY, in Brooklyn, NY. He also runs an after-school club where he coaches students who join the robotics team for the FTC competition. During club hours, He teaches technical and mechanical design that leads to building robots that will later be programmed using the MIT App Inventor programming platform. Yvon also teaches robotics to juniors and sophomores using Legos NXT and the RobotC programming language. He will be implementing a new curriculum about AP Mobile Computing with App Inventor, a two-year curriculum that will get sophomore students to be ready to take the AP exam at the end of their junior year as part of their college or career readiness.

Address: Brooklyn, NY
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SAMIYA NADAF


Samiya is a Coding Instructor teaching programming at First Code Academy, She is a passionate educator who is teaching young kids how to program using platforms such as Hopscotch, Scratch and MIT App Inventor to name a few. She also runs MIT App Inventor workshops for various primary and secondary schools in Singapore. She is actively involved in exploring and learning emerging coding platforms suitable for young learners and designs curriculum materials for the same. Prior to teaching, Samiya worked as a Software Engineer at Panasonic, Analog Micro Devices and Kenwood. She has a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, an Advanced Specialist diploma in Embedded Systems and a recently acquired International Baccalaureate in Teaching and Learning (PYP). When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her children, watching movies and baking.

Address: Singapore
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KHOI NGUYEN TRAN MINH


Khoi Nguyen / Tony Nguyen had been serving as a programmer, teaching assistant, researcher and college administrator in British, Australian and Vietnamese educational settings for well over a decade. He has received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Australia from Southern Cross University and Swinburne University of Technology respectively. He is currently a lecturer teaching Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Web Development and Android App Development using App Inventor at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is running a weekly App Inventor, LEGO Mindstorms, Arduino, and IoT workshop at the university where all students, including non-CS majors, appreciate the beauty of these technologies as well as develop computational thinking. Using App Inventor together with other technology, he is in the process of creating real-world projects and of documenting them as advanced App Inventor tutorials. Being a NAATI accredited Translator (Professional Level), he is translating App Inventor materials into Vietnamese. Trusting that English and IT can change life, he helps Charitable & Non-profit Organizations develop software, teach English and deliver IT training (basic IT skills, Microsoft Office and App Inventor) for underprivileged children and youths. He would love to share his passion for teaching App Inventor and welcomes all collaboration opportunities.

Hoa Sen University
Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Email:

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Linkedin: vn.linkedin.com/in/tonyaom
Facebook: www.facebook.com/khoi.nguyentranminh.9

JOSE LUIS NÚÑEZ


Jose Luis Núñez is a secondary school computer science teacher, IT coordinator at the IES Isbilya in Seville, certified pentester and an enthusiast of using IT for education.

He started his professional career as a teacher when he finished his Computer Science Engineering studies at the University of Seville. He subsequently participated in several projects as a web developer, system administrator and specialized in the field of computer network security for several years. In 2003, he received an award from Schlumberger Sema for his academic record at the University of Seville. He then started his doctoral studies in Industrial Computer Science Engineering and in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Sevilla. At the same time, he worked on other projects based on computer networks, database management systems, web development and computer security audits. He went on to work for the government of Andalucia for four years in the Consejería de Educación, combining his independent research with his work in the Dirección General de Planificación. As certified pentester, he has taught Train the Trainers courses in the computer security field. Recently, he has helped to organize OWASP Sevilla, a project promoting software security development in his community.

Presently, he is involved in mobile programming and its potential use for education, combined with his daily teaching responsibilities.

Address: Sevilla, Spain
Email:

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Udemy Course: : Curso de App Inventor 2 (in Spanish)

MAGGIE OH


Maggie Oh is currently working at NVidia Corporation as a Lead VFX Artist on an unannounced project. Previously she has worked as a pipeline programmer, techArtist, and program manager in different departments at Microsoft, including HoloLens, Project Spark, Halo 5, and Halo 4. Before working on games, Maggie was in the VFX film industry for almost a decade at places like Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), Pixar, and the planetarium at California Academy of Sciences. She also had a radio show for four years in the Boston area, and has worked as a professional DJ. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT, and was an MFA candidate at Academy of Art University.

Address: Bellevue, WA
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EVBI D. O'SULLIVAN


Evbi is a certified project management practitioner with an illustrious career in banking, finance and IT within Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She is passionate about impacting young people particularly in Africa with coding skills required to compete in the 21st century. In recent years, she had supported the learning of coding (HTML, CSS & JS) within Nigeria. She is the founder of a start-up organisation, KodaMind, devoted to teaching mobile apps creation, digital entrepreneurship, design and computational thinking skills using MIT App Inventor, Robotics (Lego Mindstorms) and IoT in Nigeria and West Africa. Her academic qualifications include: B.Sc Biochemistry, M.Sc Analytical Chemistry, MA Administration and an MBA with IT specialisation from ESC, GEM, Grenoble, France.

Address: London, United Kingdom
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Phone: 44 (0) 7985277321
Twitter: @evbioo

YOUMNA OVAZZA


Youmna is the founder of Teen-Code (Coding workshops for teenagers) and of Executive-Code (Digital education program for businesses based on creating mobile apps). She's a former Chief Digital Officer & Deputy General Manager at international communications groups. She has a strong focus on developing new activities & out of innovative technologies. She's also a blogger, speaker, mentor for young entrepreneurs, volunteer for NGO and authored "Building a digital strategy" in 2011 (Ebook, Creative Commons). She's Franco-Lebanese and a graduate of the ESSEC Business School in France (1996).

Address: Paris, France
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LinkedIn/Twitter: @YoumnaOvazza

DANIEL PAZ DE ARAUJO


Daniel Paz de Araujo has a Bachelors in Computer Science, Master of Science in Intelligence Technology and Digital Design and is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Arts. Daniel's research is focused on educational technologies, interaction design, visual arts, collaboration and accessibility. He teaches graduate and post-graduate courses about programming, web design, mobility solutions, convergent networks, educational technology, and digital games.

Address: Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil
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Website: www.danielpaz.net
Phone/WhatsApp: +55 (11) 98144-4541

KELLY POWERS


Kelly Powers recently joined Education Development Center to work on the MassCAN state-wide Massachusetts initiative to assist teachers and districts with designing an implementation plan to bring Computer Science into their k-12 curriculum. She has taught Computer Science for the past 15 years and served as Computer Science Department Chair and curriculum leader at the Advanced Math and Science Academy, grades 6-12. Prior to teaching, Kelly worked as a large systems computing specialist for IBM, John Hancock, and Harvard University. Kelly co-founded the Greater Boston Computer Science Teachers Association Chapter in October 2010 and is an active advocate for CS in the state.

As a passionate educator, Kelly's goal is to engage all students in the joy of learning , to think computationally and build student's confidence in solving problems. In particular, Kelly has taken advantage of many outreach programs to increase girls participation in computing. This is her third year serving on the AITC team.

Address: Scarsdale, NY
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ED ROBINSON


Before becoming an MIT App Inventor Master Trainer, Ed taught middle school and high school students math in a public school for 19 years. In addition to MIT App Inventor, he is very familiar with "The Beauty and Joy of Computing", which is one of the curricula for the new AP Computer Science Principles class using the Snap! language, earning a certificate from University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Through self-study Ed has learned the new "Digital Literacy and Computer Science" standards of Massachusetts, and could tailor a training to these standards. Ed believes MIT App Inventor is a valuable creative tool which any interested person, young or old, can learn. It also has, he believes, the potential for making the person who doesn't believe they're interested in programming or Computer Science, become interested, and he is eager to spread the word and see this happen.

Address: Massachusetts
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ANN ROOT


Ann is in her 10th year of teaching. She teaches Computer Science and Engineering at Centaurus High School in Colorado. She started her teaching career in Bratislava, Slovakia teaching IB Chemistry and IB Math at a K-12 international school. She hung up her chemistry beaker upon returning to the U.S. and has taught math and/or AP Computer Science since then. Prior to teaching, Ann worked as a software engineer for nearly 10 years at Xilinx and Intel. She has a B.S. degree in math and computer science from Purdue University and a M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado. When not teaching, she enjoys trail running with her dogs, reading, gardening and traveling.

Address: Boulder, CO
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KRISHNENDU ROY


Krishnendu Roy is an associate professor of computer science at Valdosta State University (VSU), a public regional university in South Georgia. At VSU Krishnendu has organized computing summer camps for local middle and high school students for the past five summers. In these camps students are exposed to computing (often for the first time) through activities using novice programming environments like App Inventor, Scratch, Lego NXT, and Alice. Krishnendu has also organized Google CS4HS workshop for local K12 teachers in 2012 and 2013 where the teacher were involved in computing related activities. Krishnendu teaches a CS0 course at VSU using App Inventor and has created several introductory video tutorials on App Inventor that are available on YouTube. He is interested in developing instructional resources for novice programming environments like App Inventor for various outreach activities. Prior to joining VSU, Krishnendu completed his MS and PhD from Louisiana State University and BS from University of Calcutta, India.

Address: Valdosta, GA, GA
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LISA SAUNDERS


Lisa Saunders is Computer Science Specialist for the Pine Crest School in Boca Raton Florida. She has been an educator for eight years and currently teaches computer science to grades 6-8. She has designed and implemented CSTA standards based curriculum for middle school students using MIT App Inventor 2, Robotics and Arduino programming. She is also responsible for designing and presenting professional development for faculty with a focus on enhancing core curriculum with computer science. Prior to teaching, she was a software engineer for Motorola specializing in communication and operating system software.

Address: Boca Raton, FL
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Twitter: @lsaunde6

MARK SHERMAN


Mark has worked with teacher and students of all ages, helping them learn about engineering, robotics, and computer science. He has run workshops is India, China, and many sites in the US. Mark is a doctoral candidate in Computer Science specializing in CS Education research at UMass Lowell, where he also teaches undergraduate introductory and language courses. He has prepared teachers for using Scratch, Snap!, MIT App Inventor, and the Beauty & Joy of Computing curriculum in their classrooms. Mark is also into rock climbing and helps run a Boston-area community theater company.

Address: Stoneham, MA
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WILLIAM SMITH


Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK where he has taught for 22 years. He is the founding and lead instructor for the college's Associate's Degree in Mobile Application Development in which students develop apps for iOS and Android Phone Platforms. He also teaches introduction to programming topics for Union Public Schools' Collegiate Academy and has been asked to develop mobile development classes for Tulsa Public Schools' EXCELerate program as well as TCC's summer College for Kids camps. He is also an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University and Nova Southeastern University.

Address: Wagoner, OK
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MICHELLE SUN


Michelle is the CEO and cofounder of First Code Academy, an education startup that teaches coding to kids from six and above. In addition to running First Code Academy, she is also passionate about women entrepreneurship and empowerment, cofounded a community for women in technology, Women Who Code (Hong Kong chapter). Prior to starting First Code, she graduated from the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, and held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including as the first growth hacker at Buffer and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from the University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst.

Her work has received international and regional accolades including the BBC 30 Under 30 Women Entrepreneurs in 2015, Women of Hope Award (Entrepreneur Category 2015) and (Tech Category 2014) and American Chambers Women of Influence Awards (Young Entrepreneur Category 2015).

Address: Hong Kong
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HARSH HIRALAL THAKKAR


Harsh Hiralal Thakkar is a creative IT professional with about 18 years of global experience spanning IT education, corporate training and project management, with recent exposure and specialization in mobile apps and web development. He is currently Professor of Web Development within Sheridan College’s Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST) near Toronto, Canada. Harsh completed his Post-Graduate Degree in Management from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad. Prior to that, he acquired his Master’s in Computer Application and his Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from India. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI since 2004 and a Life Member of the Computer Society of India since 2008. In his free time, Harsh enjoys blogging, long-distance running and social activities. One of his stories was published in the book Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul. He has completed the Boston Marathon (2010), Chicago Marathon (2012 and 2014) and several half-marathons. Harsh is actively volunteering to promote "spoken Sanskrit" for Samskrita Bharati, an organization promoting the ancient language. Harsh has been conducting many sessions for App Inventor for the community every month at Brampton MakerSpace (joint initiative of Sheridan College and Brampton City Library system).

Address: Gujarat, India and Ontario, Canada
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshthakkar

TAWAN THONGPOOK



Address: Chiangmai, Thailand
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KERRI TOFT


After completing an undergrad in Philosophy, Kerri worked in Law and went on to work in EFL and intercultural consulting in Latin America and Asia. After returning to Ireland she completed an MSc in Computing and now works as a thick data consultant and App Inventor trainer while developing her research. Her research interests include: Transdisciplinarity, Learning, Human-Computer-Interaction, Cognitive Ethnography, Activity Theory, curriculum development, innovation, and policy formation.

Address: Dublin, Ireland
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CHI-HUNG TSENG


Chi-Hung Tseng (David), is the founder of CAVEDU Education and App Inventor TW, Taiwan. Devoted to robotics education and the maker movement, David and his partners are intensively active in teaching fundamental knowledge and skills. He has published many books for students of all ages, on topics including App Inventor, Robotics (Lego, Arduino / Raspberry Pi) and IoT. David is an EE PhD candidate of Tamkang University, Taiwan. Please check CAVEDU's website for more tutorials, resources and inspiration: http://www.cavedu.com, http://www.appinventor.tw

Address: Taipei, Taiwan
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BRYAN TWAREK


Bryan Twarek ("BT") is the computer science coordinator for the
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), where he is working to expand CS instruction to all students and all schools within San Francisco public schools (see CSinSF.org). He oversees policy, curriculum development, and professional development.

Previously, he worked as middle school dean, teacher, and technology integration specialist. BT graduated from Yale University with a degree in psychology and human neuroscience. He earned his master's degree in urban education policy and administration from Loyola Marymount University.

BT is a facilitator, thought leader, and writer for the K-12 computer science framework, and a writer on the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 standards revision task force. He also serves as a board member for Computer Using Educators (CUE) San Francisco.

Address: San Fransisco, CA
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KRISTIN VIOLETTE


Kristin Violette is a teacher of Computer Science at Newtown High School and Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Kristin is certified in Technology Education, English, TESOL and CWE-DO. At the high school, Kristin teaches Web Design, CT Innovation Academy, AP Mobile Computer Science Principles and MIT App Inventor. She also offers courses in App Inventor at Tunxis and Manchester Community Colleges. In addition she has run several Mobile App Academies at for CPEP, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance, a non-profit agency supporting under-represented youth in STEM. Over the years, Kristin participated in the MIT App Inventor Summit and has presented on mobile app curricula at the CSTA Annual Conference.

Address: Farmington, CT
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EMILE WONG


Emile Wong, a computer science enthusiast, worked in ERP development and IT management for more than 15 years in Toronto. He turned to focus on business development and started a retail and wholesale business in Hong Kong in 2009. He came to be an accredited mediator both in Hong Kong 2011 and in Macau 2013, and serves as executive panel member for two non-profit organizations promoting mediation in Hong Kong. He believes "Learning carves destiny", and is a supporter for life-long learning. He has faith in computational thinking which can improve problem solving skills, anyone will benefit from computational thinking through App Inventor, especially for kids and teenagers if they perceive and comprehend it in early age. Emile has master degree in Computer Science - Information System, he is also a Big Data professional, Big Data science professional, Microsoft Certified Professional, eBay certified trainer, certified Mediation trainer. He is delighted to be a member of the MIT App Inventor Master Trainers family, is passionate to contribute in the educational mobile computing in the future.

Address: Hong Kong
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Phone: +852 67678193

ANQI ZHOU


Anqi Zhou (Angie) has been teaching computer science and programming to teachers and students aged six to 16 since 2014. Her teaching tool ranges from the App Inventor, Scratch, HTML/CSS/JS, Python and many others. Angie’s focus is in designing fun and inspiring learning experiences for students, both in delivering after school computer science workshops as well as in incorporating programming in other school subject classes. Angie is also developing physical games and tools to help teaching computational thinking and critical thinking skills.

Angie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Address: Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China
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Phone (Hong Kong): 852-5410-0622
Phone (China): 86-135-3802-6125