Mobile Game and App Development Workshop @ Microsoft Playa Vista
Join us for this half-day hands-on introductory workshop designed for women and girls of all skill levels! This workshop is perfect if you're interested in learning in a collaborative environment with other women and want to build a real product. If you’ve never written a line of code ever but you really want to learn then this is definitely for you! No software to download and setup! Everything we'll use to develop the app and game will be web-based. Just bring your own laptop.
Note: Workshop is also open to girls in middle and high school. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
What you’ll learn:
Mobile Game: Make a Flappy Bird game with TouchDevelop
- Variables, Loops, Methods
- How to build a game - physics, scoring and art
App Development with App Studio
- How to incorporate existing web content into your app (RSS, YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
- A bit of HTML formatting
- How to publish an app for Windows Phone & Windows 8
About our Instructor:
Christine Matheney (@matheneyc) is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist. Christine is a passionate and enthusiastic developer who loves supporting other developers, loves to talk about exciting new developer tools and platform technologies, bits and bytes, best practices, and answer questions of customers, clients, and others in the developer community. Christine is from the Bay Area and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She recently taught middle school girls in the DIY Girls summer camp to make their own game and app and they loved it!
Coffee, breakfast, lunch, free parking, and workshop handouts
Cost: $20 donation - 100% of workshop fees will go towards supporting DIY Girls technology programs for elementary and middle school girls in Los Angeles. You'll be learning to code while helping us support our programs for young girls. We're grateful to Microsoft for sponsoring and hosting the event.
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