School of Computing

Ian Utting

Senior Lecturer / Director of Education

Photo of Ian Utting, if available
  • Room S103
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

I work on the Oracle funded project researching and developing IDEs for the teaching and learning of OO programming in Java, which produces BlueJ and Greenfoot. I'm currently particularly interested in the role of small devices in teaching and learning programming (hence BlueJ's Raspberry Pi support).

I'm also part of the Blackbox project, which gathers web-scale, fine-grained, data on BlueJ use to investigate novice programmers' behaviour and problems.


I currently teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses involving web and mobile/IoT technologies, and software development frameworks (IDEs, version control, and so on).

*Personal Stuff

Where is my office?

I'm in Computing room S103

Room S103

Microcosmographia Academica

A guide for the young academic politician first published in 1908, but just as relevant now as it was then. The text is online here.

Unix adverts

Here's the oldest advert I know for Unix bookshelves. It's from "Housewife" magazine, p.127, April 1941, Vol 3 No 4, published by Hulton Press, London.

Dennis Ritchie has collected another ad for this product, which is included along with other examples of the ubiquity of Unix, on his Autres Unix, autres moeurs page.

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020