Associate Professor James Curran is the Director of the Australian Computing Academy, University of Sydney. He runs the National Computer Science School, the largest CS outreach program in Australia. James is a co-founder of Grok Learning, a learn-to-code edtech startup. He was a writer on the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. James has won University and national awards for teaching excellence, an AIIA iAward, and an Engineering Australia Excellence award. In 2014, he was named ICT Leader of the Year by ICTENSW and ACCE.