Chris Anderson

Managing Data with SQLite – Wednesday the 26th of July from 4.00pm


Chris AndersonThis MasterClass will give participants the chance to explore the SQLite database engine to deliver ATAR Computer Science.

SQLite is a full featured and self-contained SQL database engine that is highly portable and does not require the use of a server. Supported by a wide range of programming languages, including Python, it is the perfect vehicle for teaching database development in an interesting and realistic manner.

We will start with a brief introduction to SQLite and its power, before diving in and engaging in a number of hands-on activities to see just how easy it is to use.

In developing a simple relational database we will explore how the core concepts from the ATAR syllabus can be implemented.

Once we have developed an understanding of the power of SQLite we will explore how we can combine SQLite with Python3 to develop meaningful, open-ended projects that will extend even the best students.

Chris Anderson


  • To understand how SQLite fits into the ATAR curriculum
  • To learn about how SQLite can be used to teach Managing Data in new and interesting ways
  • To experience the thrill of developing a database using SQLite
  • To develop the skills to confidently use SQLite in the classroom

Participants are expected to bring their own computers with their preferred development environment installed.

WiFi access will be provided at the venue.

Intended Audience:
Teachers of ATAR Computer Science, anyone interested in using SQLite in the classroom

Group Size:
20 places will be available.

Sign Up:
To claim your free ticket please sign up at    

There are limited places available in this masterclass, so if, after you have signed up you find that your  availability changes, and you are no longer able to come along, please email so that your place can be made available to someone else.

Wednesday the 26th of July
4.00pm Registration and afternoon tea – to give everyone time to arrive and get comfortable
4.15pm – Introduction to SQLite
– Hands-on activities using SQLite
– Creating realistic, open-ended database development projects

The masterclass will conclude at around  5.50pm – 6.00pm

Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont Room: IT Centre

About the Presenter:
Chris Anderson is currently the Head of Computer Science at Christ Church Grammar School and has been teaching ATAR Computer Science since 2008.