UPDATED NEWS (February 16, 2013)
App Development Workshop III
Ideas to Applications
Alison Robinson, Deputy CIO, Division of Information Technology
February 19 at 5:30 to 6:30 pm (1111 Cambridge Community Center, UMD)
If you are interested in learning how to turn your mobile application development in to a reality, join Alison Robinson to discuss the decisions, strategies and processes to move from idea to completion. Come with your ideas for the Code for Community competition and we can work through the process together.
UPDATED NEWS (February 7, 2013)
Apple Developer's Resources
Free and can be found at https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
It will be the responsibility and decision of the Community Organiztion that adopts any app to provide resources to publish on the Apple Store.
UPDATED NEWS (January 31, 2013)
UMD Mobile App Developers Club
The Mobile App Developers club is a student run campus organization. If you are looking for technical help, they might be able to provide assistancc. You can find their group on the Stars website, or their facebook group, UMCP mobile app developers or email them at email@example.com.
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UPDATED NEWS (December 13, 2012)
Summary Update (November 13, 2012)
Undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines attended the “Code for Community” Information Session on November 13 to learn details about an undergraduate coding competition that connects student ingenuity with real community needs. Working with prominent community groups throughout the state, CFC challenges teams of 2-4 students to meet a real-world community challenge by creating a web or mobile-based app. The Session provided students a contest overview as well as the opportunity to hear from several of the partner community groups participating in CFC.
1. THERE WILL BE HELP. Christopher Higgins, Manager, Learning Technologies and Environments, and Alison Robinson, Deputy CIO, Division of Information Technology, discussed the support that would be available for this competition, including web resources, and consulting. Further, an app development instructor has been identified, and there are currently discussions regarding the scheduling of App Development workshops for the Competitors.
2.DO NOT REINVENT THE WHEEL. Alex Chen, Competition Coordination emphasized that the competition was not to reinvent the wheel, and to look to existing apps and customizing or “tweaking” them. Though originality and creativity is important, the primary goal was an application that would meet a local need and could be implemented.
3. THERE WILL BE A MATCHMAKING SERVICE. As of December, 2012 we will rely on the mailing list to let students communicate with one another to find team partners. If you wish, contact Alex Chen, who will try to help broker new teams. The Session had both Programmers and non-Programmers, the service will help link the two together.
4. YOU CAN DO THIS. It seems like an enormous challenge. But, by focusing on a specific need, with support from the Community sponsors, and technical assistance from workshops, web resources, and consulting, your app project is feasible.
5. IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK. Feel free to contact the community sponsors or certainly Alex Chen, if you have any questions or concerns.
What, when, and where
The purpose of the Information Session is to introduce the Code for Community Competition to all interested undergraduates. The Information Session has been RESCHEDULED to November 13, 2012. Our Community Sponsors, Jennifer Goold, John Henderson, and Lynette Washington will share their ideas on apps to meet community needs. In addition, more detailed information about the competition will be released.
Do I have to attend the Information Session?
It is highly encouraged and recommended BUT not required that you attend the Information Session. Though, in some cases, (e.g. part of service learning or receiving course credit), students may be required to attend. The Information Session is an opportunity to personally meet the Community Sponsors and learn their perspective on apps that are needed to address community needs. Their presentations will be designed to give teams insight and direction as to the types of apps to be developed. In addition, there will be a question and answer session to answer any concerns you might have.
If you do not attend the Information Session, you can still register for the competition. In this case, you are strongly advised to review each organization’s web site to review the type of work that they do. Ultimately, it is your assessment and conception of community need that will guide the development of your app.