Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to 11-13 year olds and is the Computer Science Integration Specialist for the Los Altos School District, where she has designed computer science curricula, conducted professional development for the STEM program, and taught pre-algebra, digital design, and visual art. She is also the program director for the computer science professional development programs at Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College where she teaches teachers to code in Python, Scratch and other languages. Over the years, hundreds of students and teachers have learned to code in her classes. She shares her 9 years of experience teaching coding by writing articles, presenting at conferences, and providing best practices and student work on her personal website, computersforcreativit
y.com. She is the author of Creative Coding in Python, http://bit.ly/ CreativeCodingPython, a unique book that uses creative projects and illustrations to teach programming concepts. Prior to her work in education, Sheena has worked as a computer scientist and technology entrepreneur. Sheena holds an undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and a Certificate in Studio Art, and a Single Subject California Credential in Math.