All events for Spring 2016 will be held in the App Lab - TSRB 333 in Tech Square
Participants will learn the principles of UI Design. We'll be working on fast prototyping for application ideas. There will be a hands on Storyboarding session during the workshop.
Rapid Web Deployment: February 5, Friday 3 - 6 PM [Slides]
Web Development can seem complicated! So many frameworks! Tools! This tutorial will cover how to quickly give life to your ideas in the form of web apps. We will be working with frontend frameworks and Heroku.
Universal Design: February 12, Friday 3 - 6 PM [Video]
TALK - 40min. : In this UD workshop, you will learn the basic concept, background and principles of Universal Design. A few examples of universally designed application will be introduced to illustrate the outcome when UD meets human-computer interaction.
TASK - 15min. : Put on impairments simulation kit to experience the technology as if you were have a disability. Work in groups or as individuals(depends on how many people are attending) to use an app or web site to try to identify 3 design features that you think is universally designed of the app/web site you pick. Also, identify 3 design features you think will be problematic for people with disability. We’ll discuss the findings in Q&A session.
For this hackathon we expect teams to work completing on fully fledged out ideas for Connected Homes, Connected Cars and Connected Communities. Our HackCIC finalists will be able to showcase the core idea and business model for their app using presentations, videos, and prototyping tools. Use the time to start working on your CIC projects today and ramp them up for the showcase at the end of the semester :-)
Get early feedback from judges and industry experts and get ahead of your competition. Whether you are a programmer, designer or community organizer there is a role for you.
IOT - Design and Development: February 19, Friday 3 - 6 PM
The Art of Arduino? A Piece of RaspPi? Expressing yourself with ESP? In this tutorial, we'll look at several kinds of hardware used for rapid prototyping and learn about the relative merits of each. We'll show you how to implement the "Hello World" of hardware. We'll talk about the basics of connecting other components (buttons, sensors, displays, and more) to these little computers. Finally, we'll discuss options for connecting your creation to the rest of the world... to the Internet of Things!
Your UI looks perfect! Great! What next though? The backend, of course! The backend needs to know what to render to the frontend, how to optimize read/writes. As developers, we need to ensure efficient code is maintained so that the application runs faster. These concepts will be taught using Python's framework - Django. This backend structure will also be deployed on Heroku and tested with.
Open Lab Day: Friday, March 4th, 3 - 6 PM
We're keeping the lab open for students to come work on their projects. Lab staff will be availble to help students in UI Design and Backend API creation. Come grab a bite and join us for our lab day!
Business Models / Starting up Companies: March 18th, Friday 3 - 6 PM [Slides]
You built your application! But how to you sell it? Who do you sell it to? How do you ensure return on your investment? The business part of being a software developer is as important as the application building process! Come hear us talk about how to sustain revenue, how to explore revenue streams and so many more aspects of business models