Stephen Howell is the Academic Engagement Manager for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he acts as STEM & coding evangelist at all education stages on the island of Ireland. Prior to joining Microsoft, for many years he was a Computing lecturer in Dublin and a visiting professor in Tokyo. Stephen is an experienced software developer with a focus on natural user interfaces like Kinect. Stephen is passionate about evangelising Computational Thinking for school students, and loves to teach students of all ages how to code. This passion led him to develop Kinect 2 Scratch which is used in thousands of schools and universities worldwide. An experienced conference speaker, Stephen has been invited to present workshops and keynotes at conferences internationally. When not evangelizing coding, Stephen lives in Louth with Aileen and their 2 boys and 2 girls. Stephen attended the GREAT12 Conference and is excited to reconnect with MAET.