Sam Aaron‘s inspirational Sonic Pi project, the live coding music synth that everyone can use, is in use by people around the world. Its simple enough for computing and music lessons, powerful enough for professional musicians, and best of all free to download and use.
Sam designed it to explore and teach programming concepts through the process of creating new sounds. Sam uses principles of Papert and has thus created a professional application which is packed in a way that even a 10 year old can master it !
Sam is passionate about the value of creative coding and music in education, and Sonic Pi comes with a rich set of resources and example lessons to support its use. He regularly runs sessions to encourage young people to get into coding, using music to engage people with code and uses it in performance.
Sam is joining the 2017 Scratch Conference at Bordeaux, giving a keynote talk, and live coding (music for people to dance to) at the i.Boat conference farewell party on the evening of Friday 21st of July. Sam is based at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory