Séminaire pour jeunes : Développer une application mobile

Dans le cadre de la « semaine du code » de l’UE, BEE CREATIVE a soutenu le séminaire d’introduction « Mobile App Development », organisé par Workshop4Me et Geek Girls Carrots Luxembourg le 16 octobre 2015 au Forum Geesseknäppchen.

Il s’agit d’un atelier pour jeunes, dirigé par deux adolescents très motivés et très « geeky ». Vous trouverez plus d’informations et de photos sur le site de la « semaine du code » et la page Facebook de l'événement.

Voici le rapport de l'événement par Geek Girls Carrots:

 

In a fun workshop held at Forum Geesseknäppchen on Firday, 16th October, two young geeks demonstrated that there is far more to computers than playing games or surfing the web, and it is much cooler to actively create games, animations, programmes, or a mobile app for instance. In an informal environment and relaxed atmosphere, 14 year-old Leo, a student at the European School, assisted by 12-year-old Daria, a student at Belair-Diderich school, introduced a dozen of participants, aged 9 to 30, to coding and guided them through the steps of building a mobile app. Using drag-and-drop programming, the attendees made their mobile devices speak when a button was pressed or when the device was shaken. Then, they created a paint app that would allow them to make drawings on their phones. Finally, a quick quiz checked their understanding of what had been presented. The 2-hour workshop drew rave reviews and was described by everybody as interesting, useful and offering a possibility to learn new things, all at the same time.

The event, co-organised by Geek Girls Carrots Luxembourg and Workshop4Me, and generously hosted by SNJ at the Forum, was part of Europe Code Week, 10-18 October – a Europewide initiative launched by European Commisioner Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors, supported by the European Commission and ran by volunteers. Sounds fancier than it is – Europe Code Week is really about making coding understandable and easily available to everybody. It aims to imrpove digital literacy and coding skills in today's high tech world. Why coding? Because it helps develop logical, critical and problem-solving mindset. It gives something that can be then applied to maths, science and reading skills. It turns children from passive users of games and software into active creators of computer programmes, applications, games and websites and improves their learning skills as they grow curious to know more. And with an ever increasing number of applications for computers, it is easy to see that more and more software developers will be needed in the future. There's much greater need in the world for engineers, people who can write code, than there will ever be supply. Thus, teaching coding can be part of the solution to educational problems, as well as unemployment issues, especially in underpriviliged groups.

About the organisers:

Workshop4Me run coding classes introducing computer science and basic concepts to children, who then do their projects using drag-and-drop programming. For more advanced users, they offer workshops in Python, website design and much more.

Geek Girls Carrots Luxembourg is a community of women passionate about technologies who seek to encourage girls to take an interest in computer and tech-related studies. Their meetups and workshops promote women in tech, provide inspiring role models and showcase great career options for girls in new technologies.