Brian Harvey

Registered user since Thu 1 Sep 2016

Name:Brian Harvey

I’ve been teaching since 1976, ranging from six-year-olds (as a volunteer) to graduate students. I wrote the three-volume Computer Science Logo Style series for teenagers, developed (with UC Berkeley students) the Berkeley Logo interpreter, taught a SICP course at Berkeley for 25 years, wrote (with Matthew Wright) the SICP “prequel” Simply Scheme, developed (with Daniel Garcia and UC Berkeley students) the “Beauty and Joy of Computing” course for non-CS majors, and helped develop (with the brilliant Jens Mönig) the Snap! visual programming language (Scheme disguised as Scratch) used in the BJC course. Although theoretically retired, I’m currently working with colleagues at Education Development Center to turn BJC into a curriculum package usable in high schools, especially for nontraditional CS students (women and minorities).

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley
Research interests:Education


BLOCKS+ 2018 Author of Rethinking OOP in Snap! within the BLOCKS+-track
HOPL IV Author of History of Logo within the Papers-track
SPLASH 2016 Speaker of Snap!: Scheme Disguised as Scratch within the SPLASH-I-track
Author of Snap!: Scheme Disguised as Scratch within the SPLASH-E-track