PPIG 2021 - 32nd Annual Workshop Upcoming session: 21 - 25 June, online

Update: Registration is now open on Eventbrite.

Update: Due to a larger number of submissions than we initially expected (a big thank you to the authors for their contributions!), and as we’d like to allow for sufficient time for discussion, we’re extending the schedule to 3 hours per day, so from 3:30pm to 6:30pm British Summer Time (= UTC plus 1 hour). After 6:30pm there will be optional social events such as virtual tours and game making, which everyone is encouraged to join!


The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG) will take place from 21 to 25 June. To account for the national and international covid restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting. Rather than 2 ½ full days, the usual pre-covid format, we shall meet for a full week of half days, a format that worked very successfully last year. The half days will be from 4pm to 6pm 3:30pm to 6:30pm British Summer Time (= UTC plus 1 hour).

We’re currently putting together an exciting programme and hope to publish the full schedule soon, but in the meantime we’re happy to announce this year’s keynote speakers (all dates and times TBC):

  • Keynote 1, 3:30 pm BST, 21 June: Alex Repenning
    • Creator of AgentSheets, a tool for graphic programming, good for making games
  • Keynote 2, 3:30 pm BST, 23 June: Ian Arawjo
    • Interests include cultural fabrication of coding practice, and teaching coding by game
  • Keynote 3, 3:30 pm BST, 25 June: Chris Martens
    • Proof theory, tools for game generation and comic generation, games creator

Any and all questions should be emailed to thosgreen@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thomas Green (York, UK) and Clayton Lewis (Boulder, Colorado)