Below are upcoming and past trips.

I frequently travel to share my research, ideas, and experiences.

Upcoming trips

Past trips

Networking with my research community
2023 NSF CISE Education and Workforce PI and Community Meeting
I'll be networking with researchers and NSF program officers.
University of Michigan sabbatical visit
I'll be visiting Computer Science & Engineering and the School of Information to discuss computing education and the Program in Computing for the Arts and Sciences.
AERA 2023
I'll be attending my first AERA conference, serving on a panel and helping present a paper.
I'll be working from Pittsburgh, hosted by CMU's Software and Societal Systems.
I'll be attending, presenting, and networking
Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2022
I'm going to Hawaii for some rest and relaxation and will be offline.
Oct 25, 2022
I'm visiting the HCI community to talk about computing education research.
Oct 24, 2022
I'm visiting the HCI community to talk about computing education research.
Sep 19 - 20, 2022
Simon Fraser University
I'm visiting the faculty and students to talk about computing education research.
2022 ACM International Computing Education Research Conference
I'm attending and have two student-led papers we'll present.
Dagstuhl on Theories of Programming
I'm co-organzing this workshop on establishing scientific foundations of programming.
May 3 - 4, 2022
trip report
Exploring Computing Education Pathways 2022 Summit
National K-12 CS Education policy summit, including 23 U.S. states and territories.
University of Michigan
I'm serving on a panel on Equity, Justice, and Engineering Education sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program at the Ford School of Public Policy.
SIGCSE 2022 Technical Symposium
Two of my PhD students are presenting papers; I'm co-organizing two pre-symposium workshops and presenting on three panels.
Dagstuhl on Human Factors Impact on Programming Error Messages
Twenty-nine HCI, CS Ed, and PL researchers meet to discuss error message design.
I'm attending the opening and closing plenaries on K-12 CS education policy and education reform.
RE 2021
I'm giving an invited keynote
ICER 2021
Conference chairing and attendance
Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2021
CRA-E Annual Board Meeting
Planning pathways into CS research.
Jun 1 - 2, 2021
NSF Panel
Peer reviewing research proposals
I'm giving an invited keynote
CHI 2021
HCI research conference
Apr 16, 2021
UC Irvine, Digital Learning Lab
Invited research talk
Presenting and attending.
Mar 1, 2021
Caltech, Keller Colloquium in Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Invited research talk and 1 on 1 meetings with faculty and students
Feb 12, 2021
UC Davis, Computer Science Seminar
Invited research talk
University of Pennsylvania, Computer and Information Science Colloqium
Invited research talk and 1 on 1 meetings with faculty and students
Nov 5, 2020
IT University of Copenhagen
Gave one of three invited keynotes at the launch of the new Center for Computing Education Research
Carnegie Mellon University, HCI Institute Seminar
Invited research talk and a series of 1 on 1 meetings with faculty.
University of Virginia, CS Distinguished Speaker Series
Invited research talk and a series of 1 on 1 meetings with faculty.
University of Colorado Boulder Information Science Colloquium
Invited research talk at the Department of Information Science and the College of Media, Communication and Information colloqium, with a followup discussion with early Ph.D. students.
ICER 2020
The 2020 ACM International Computing Education Research conference, held online. I was the junior program chair and led the planning of the event.
PL+HCI Swimmer School
A summer school that brought together perspectives on HCI and programming languages research. I gave the first invited talk on how to discover things about programming by making and evaluating tools.
Jul 16, 2020
ISAT/DARPA End-User Mashup Workshop
This brought together experts in end-user programming and 'low-code' programming to inform future research opportunities in the U.S. government. I contributed as one of the experts.
This brought together a diverse panel of LGBTQ people in science and engineering to discuss their experiences in academia, research, and engineering. I served as a panelist. The panel was recorded.
CSTA 2020
The 2020 CSTA Conference brought together CS teachers from across North America for two days, online. I attended several sessions and met many teachers through the random chat feature.
CRA-E Annual Meeting
I joined the Computing Research Association's Education board; this was my first full board meeting.
I traveled to Portland, fully masked and distance, ready to speak in about seven sessions. The conference was canceled the morning of the first day.
Koli Calling 2019
I traveled to Joensuu, Finland to attend the conference, where I gave the keynote and my student Greg Nelson presented a paper.
Nov 6, 2019
trip report
Defining CS for Washington State
I spent the day in Olympia, Washington, on the Evergreen State College campus, working with stakeholders from across the state to shape what counts as a CS class. This was intended to help implement a new state law requiring CS electives in high schools.
I spent a few days in New Orleans, serving as a panelist at the workshop and mentoring doctoral students.
Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2019
trip report
Networking in Eastern Washington
I spent four days visiting Spokane, Pullman, and surrounding cities to meet dozens of passionate CS education advocates in schools, colleges, and universities.
Sep 11 - 13, 2019
trip report
CSEdCon 2019
I spent three days in Las Vegas, meeting with state leaders in K-12 CS education.
I spent four days in Toronto, Canada, giving papers, and kicking off my role as program co-chair.
ACM Education Advisory Council Annual Meeting
I spent three days in Toronto, Canada, discussing CS education across the globe.
Dagstuhl - Notional Machines
I spent the week in western Germany at Dagstuhl, talking about notional machines.
Jun 24 - 25, 2019
trip report
NextGen STEM Teacher Preparation Retreat
I spent the day on the Western Washington University campus doing state planning on STEM teacher education with leaders across Washington state.
ETH Invited Talk
I spent two days at ETH Zurich's CS department, giving an invited talk and speaking to its many faculty and Ph.D. students.
ACM CHI 2019
I spent five days at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, learning about the latest discoveries in HCI, attending many receptions, and reconnecting with colleagues.
I spent four days, mostly sick, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, giving a few talks and mostly sleeping.

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