Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron is a live coder who considers programming as performance and strongly believes in the importance of emphasizing, exploring, and celebrating creativity within all aspects of programming.

Sam is also the creator of the music live coding environment Sonic Pi, a new musical instrument that uses code as its interface. Sonic Pi is both simple and powerful; simple enough to use to teach introductory programming and music within schools, yet powerful enough for professional artists to perform with in nightclubs. By day, Sam is a Postdoc Researcher at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and by night he codes music for people to dance to.