Greetings, Kodu Community!
In today’s Community Spotlight, we’d like to introduce you to Microsoft employee Ed Price, an enthusiastic advocate of Small Basic. Once we learned about Small Basic, it was easy to see why it should be considered by many as the next logical step after Kodu on the ladder of learning in computer programming. He volunteered to chat with us recently and tell the community all about it.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got involved with Small Basic?
Hello! I’m Ed Price. My connection to Small Basic is more like a small jigsaw puzzle, so I have to start by explaining the puzzle pieces of my background. I work on Customer Programs in the Data Platform Group. I’ve been working in Microsoft’s Server and Tools division (which includes developer software) since 2009, helping further the progress of Microsoft community tools and environments such as TechNet Wiki and MSDN Forums.
When I was helping build self-sustaining communities in the MSDN Forums, I saw first-hand how passionate and vibrant the Small Basic community was. I saw how it was teaching youth, from age 8-13, how to learn programming and become professional-level software developers before they even graduate high school.
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