Building Mobile Apps: Free DCPS Workshop, 6/11

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by Anastasia Miller

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Cell phones have become a pervasive part of our culture with a 90% penetration rate. Applications that run on these phones are the primary method which many people—especially low-income households—interact with the internet. Usage of mobile devices by teenagers is high but only a small percentage of them have the programming skills to actually create a software program that can run on their cell phone.

This FREE course will teach the fundamentals of market research, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, computer programming and interface design to produce a working mobile application for android devices that can be downloaded from the Google Play store. The development platform is App Inventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu/), a visual coding environment created by MIT and Google with data sets provided by the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health.

This workshop is open to all middle and high school students and will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm at 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (10th floor Conference Room).  Lunch will be served.

Be sure to RSVP immediately to reserve your spot!

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James Rountree

Director of Science
Office of Teaching and Learning

District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002

O 202.442.4643
C 202.421.6669

james.rountree@dc.gov
dcps.dc.gov