CF861:

App Camp For Girls Open House

This session is open to all attendees.

Speaker: Jean MacDonald, Founder, App Camp for Girls
Kelly Guimont, Editor, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
Natalie Osten, Developer, Smile Software
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Explore your own iPhone app ideas as you learn more about App Camp For Girls, the non-profit organization that launched in Summer 2013 with the mission of encouraging girls to pursue software development as a career.

Part presentation and part hands-on brainstorming and designing, this session will show you how we teach girls to concept and build apps in a single week. We’ll introduce you to Xcode — Apple’s suite of tools for building iOS apps — and then we’ll take you through the brainstorming exercises we use at App Camp to identify and refine your best app ideas. We’ll show you how to “wireframe” your app by sketching a flow chart as well as review user interaction and interface principles. Finally, we’ll cover the importance of app marketing and point you in the direction of resources that will help you get your start in iOS app development.

This session is open to all and we especially encourage girls ages 12 and up to attend. At the end of the session we’ll choose a few girl attendees to pitch their app ideas and get feedback from our panel of women investors, just like we do at our App Camps.

Learn what tools are needed to start developing your own iPhone and iPad apps, how to start designing apps before coding, important interface design elements, where to go for additional iOS app coding resources, and how App Camp for Girls can help get more girls interested in app development.