Jadga Hügle

Researcher at SAP

Heidelberg (Germany)

From May 7 to May 14, 2018

Biography —

Originally a biologist with focus on ecology, Jadga is now working for SAP’s outreach initiative and Snap! Team. For the block-based visual programming language Snap!, she develops learning material and trainings and thus is responsible for S and T in STEAM education.  She discovered her fascination for computer science while tinkering on a small connected greenhouse and grew fond of the maker-community. Today, Jadga is quite successfully sharing her enthusiasm about technology and nature with others.

Project —

Project shared with Tom Lauwers, Bernat Romagosa, Jens Mönig and John Maloney

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

The MicroBlocks system allows for dynamic, parallel and interactive programming, just like in Scratch, but 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.

With MicroBlocks, you can build your own digital instruments, interactive jewelry, electronic games and measuring devices, all by using blocks.