We’ve seen just code to make app live but too fast to catch, sure it will be better later. It’s 11:30 and most of this has been a sales pitch and how to make money on apps. Not bad, useful in fact, but they are still talking at us.
If you haven’t been reading my blog, my pet peeve lately is that as CS teachers were modeling the worst kind of teaching to each other. And talking to people is the worse way to teach.
This is cool – sitting next to a Words with Friends developer. Local kid, went to college here and working here. Awesome. Former softie. (yes, I suck people brains out).
So the rest of the day was talking to us. <sigh> But I learned a lot and it was good.
Thursday rocked, and someone made a suggestion that would have made it rock more – having talk to us for half a day and lab half a day would have been better. I wanted the screen on my screen as I was having seeing theirs.
Now, I had major issues. I had installed the Expression Studio and the VB 2010 Professional version but the Phone tools wouldn’t installed. I spent all morning uninstalling everything so I missed most of the lab, but I got most of it set up before the XNA part and just finished debugging it a bit ago. Basically a twitter app, and it looks very pretty with very little work. First time I programmed in Blend.
The afternoon went better, we did the first parts of an XNA game and since I’ve taught that to kids, I really grog that process. I can’t wait until I have time to finish the lab.
I have some really good concrete ideas for some apps, so we’ll see what I can get going.