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2016 Conference (16th)

Conference Details and Highlights

The 2016 ACSE Conference will be held at the York Campus of Seneca College on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
  • Lunch will be provided for all attendees
This year we will have 18 different topics/sessions to choose from across the following themes.
  1. CS with Elementary Students (CS K-8)
  2. Big Data and Analytics
  3. Web and Mobile App Development
  4. Physical Computing and Engineering
  5. Computer Science Potpourri

CS with Elementary Students (CS K-8)


Big Data and Analytics


Web and Mobile Application Development


Physical Computing and Engineering


Computer Science Potpourri


Reasons to attend
  • Participate in your choice of 18 different sessions and learn from teachers, professors, and industry experts
  • Learn more about: 
    • coding (Python, Java, and much more)
    • robotics and hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Lego EV3)
    • mobile app development
    • web app development
    • databases, Big Data, and Analytics
    • CS pedagogy, gamification and student outreach, and much much more...
  • Network and learn during the un-conference session during lunch - share your ideas on lessons, activities, and pedagogy
  • Plan new activities for this year and next
  • Win one of the door prizes!!
  • Join us for social activities at the end of the day...

Location and Parking Details

The conference is being held at:

Seneca @ York - Stephen E. Quanlan (SEQ) building

70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3M6

The recommended parking lot is the Student Services Parking Garage, located next door (cost is $7 for the day).

For TTC transit, take the 196 Bus from Downsview Station.

The maps below shows the parking lot and conference building. Click to enlarge.


Payment and Registration Information

Step 1 - Payment

Make your payment at the following site:

Registration is $110 for general attendees or $55 for student teachers and retirees. If you are unable to use Paypal, make sure to bring the amount in cash or cheque on the morning of the conference. 

Step 2 - Registration

Fill in the registration form at

If you have further questions or concerns about the conference, please contact our conference organizer Grant Hutchison at


The twitter hashtag for this year's conference will be #acse16. We encourage you to tweet before, during, and after so can all learn from each other!


If you take any pictures at the conference, please share them via twitter using the hashtag #acse16.


Dirk deRoos, IBM Analytics

Topic: Your Imagination is the Limit: Big Data is a Big Opportunity for Comp Science Students


Dirk deRoos, B.Sc., B.A., is IBM’s World-Wide Leader for Big Data technologies. Dirk has spent the past five years helping customers build Big Data solutions and has co-authored four books on this subject area, most recently: Big Data Beyond the Hype (McGraw-Hill, 2014) and Hadoop for Dummies (Wiley, 2014). Dirk has earned two degrees from the University of New Brunswick in Canada: a Bachelor of Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors English). 

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Session Descriptions

ACSE 2016 - Session Descriptions