2019

Bernat Romagosa

Software engineer

Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Del 6 al 13 de maig de 2019

Biography —

Personal Website

Bernat Romagosa is a software engineer from Barcelona. He is a developer at the Snap! and MicroBlocks projects, as well as the author of Snap4Arduino and main developer of Beetle Blocks. He was part of the Edutec group at the Citilab for six years, where he worked on developing an online programming school, a social knowledge management system, different educational applications, and a bunch of Snap! modifications. After that, he worked for Arduino.org for a year and a half, further developing and maintaining Snap4Arduino.

As a freelancer he now works, among others, for the Snap! programming language. He is also working with John Maloney and Jens Mönig on MicroBlocks: a blocks based dynamic programming language for microcontrollers.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Free Software. He is an avid GNU/Linux user and a supporter of the Free Software Foundation Europe.

Project —

MicroBlocks is a new programming language inspired by Scratch that can run inside microcontroller boards such as the micro:bit, the NodeMCU and many Arduino boards.

The MicroBlocks system allows for dynamic, parallel and interactive programming, with the twist of having your projects run autonomously inside the board without being tethered to a computer, thus offering the flexibility and liveness of tethered blocks programming without giving up the real-world applications of low level microcontroller programming.

As a team scattered over three countries, it is a great opportunity to meet in person at FABER and spend time working on MicroBlocks together.