Purdue Computer Science Hosting High School Hackathon

Purdue UniversityPurdue University will be hosting “BoilerCode”, the first high school hackathon in the school’s history, on April 11th, 2015. The event will include both tutorials on how to build apps using MIT’s AppInventor and an open period for students to create their own apps using the tool. Participants will be assisted by student volunteers from Purdue’s Department of Computer Science.

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App Inventor Curriculum from AppInventor.org

appinventor-orgMIT App Inventor provides the fastest way to build apps for Android phones and tablets. Even with no prior experience, you can learn to build apps within hours. The materials provided at this site come from USF Professor David Wolber, who has been teaching beginners programming with App Inventor since its inception in 2009. With step-by-step video screencasts, Wolber starts with the basics then leads you through the development of successively more complex apps, teaching you programming concepts as you go.


Purdue University to host CS Summer Camps for grades 6-11

Purdue University is pleased to announce their Adventures in Computer Science summer camps for 2014. For the first time in many years, the opportunity for CS summer camp has been extended to both middle school and high school aged students. These camps continue a 17 year tradition of excellent computer science education at Purdue University. No previous experience with computer programming is necessary.

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