Boku is a visual programming language that is being developed by Microsoft Research. It was shown at PDC08. As I am again working on developing curriculum for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz events, I am taking a closer look at Boku. There are more videos on the MSR site and I working with the Microsoft Boku program manager to see whether I can get an early (internal only) release to test out. It is interesting to me that the ‘programming’ is done with a game controller (or a keyboard and mouse, if I understand correctly). I’ll be excited to get my hands on an actual release and will review it here — to coincide with public release cycles of course.