Session Details

All in a flap – how to create your own flappy bird clone with TouchDevelop  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
9:15 AM Sunday
Room :
RE-301
Interested : (12) - Registered : (-)

Presentation

When flappy bird was removed from online stores, you may have been in a flap over where you were going to get your next flappy related fix. Well worry no more because, thanks to a free online tool called touchdevelop, you can now create your very own flapptastic app by simply following a few easy steps. (I personally like to make a flappy giraffe) What is TouchDevelop? TouchDevelop is an online app creation tool from Microsoft Research. Originally designed to develop Windows Phone 7 apps, the TouchDevelop Web App now allows you to develop apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows. It’s a browser-based programming environment, so all you’ll need is a device with Wi-Fi capabilities. This workshop is best for students in fourth grade and above. If you’re a bit younger, you are still welcome to join in the fun – but we recommend walking through this tutorial before attending: https://www.touchdevelop.com/app/#hub:follow-tile:firststepswithturtle Requirements: A device that can connect to the internet. We recommend a laptop, but if you have a tablet or a smartphone, those will work too!

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Christine  Matheney

Christine is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft based in Mountain View, CA. She is the US evangelism lead for FIRST Robotics and is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect. Christine started at Microsoft in 2013 and won Microsoft's Circle of Excellence award this year. Christine is known for her work running Microsoft’s International Women’s Hackathon as well as being the US Evangelism lead for Office 365 development. Prior to this role, she worked as a developer on Windows Sever as well as at Tesla Motors in quality assurance and Lawrence Berkeley Labs as a network engineer. You can find Christine representing Microsoft and the color yellow at meetup groups, conferences, and STEM diversity events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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