Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

EPIQ 2018

EPIQ logoThe Experience Programming in Quorum (EPIQ) conference is an international professional development workshop for educators to learn the foundational skills necessary to teach students computer science using the Quorum programming language. EPIQ was started in 2010 as part of a National Science Foundation funded project (CNS-0940521). EPIQ 2018 corresponds to the release of Quorum 6, which will introduce a new accessible graphic user interface library and support for Android devices. To support national standards, this year we will focus training on the new Computer Science Principles standard from the College Board, to ensure any student back home can participate and get college level credit.

EPIQ 2018 will be held at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, TX. At the event, attendees (e.g., teachers, programmers) will learn about the field of computer science and programming using the Quorum programming language. Teachers attending EPIQ will additionally learn how to integrate computer science into their classrooms. The curriculum provided is modern, free, open source, and mapped to the Common Core and AP's Computer Science Principles standards. This year, we will focus on computer science principles, with tutorials on a new accessible user interface library and Android support.

Registration Information

Conference registration fees are as follows:
  • Early: $350 (Dec 1st - Mar 31st)
  • Regular: $450 (Apr 1st - Jul 1st)
  • Late: $550 (After Jul 1st)
Registration includes:
Access to all EPIQ programming tracks, and breakfast and lunch catered by local vendors for the duration of the event.

Event Date: 

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 23, 2018