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Mission College Spring Break App Camp

Have you ever wondered how iPhone apps are created? Have you ever wished you knew how to make your own app? Are you in middle school? Have you ever wondered how games such as Angry Birds were made?

Mission College Spring Break App Camp

Monday – Friday, April 8 – 12, 2013

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Large Group Greeting Room

$450 per student (Includes t-shirt). Lunch is an additional cost.
Contact 1-408-294-8324 to register.
At Spring Break App Camp you will learn the basics of mobile software development. Immerse yourself in the amazing world of computer science. Open to middle school students who are passionate about early app development for the iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch. This camp is a full-day, week-long experience.
Classes are 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Students may bring their own lunch or pre-purchase their lunch from our cafe. For advance ordering, call 1 (408) 885-1094.
Space is limited. For more information and to enroll, call 1 (408) 294-8324.


During the course the instructor will cover the creation of two apps: a trivia game and a matching game. 
This will be done on the iPhone simulator and after the course of the week students will have two games that can be demoed on the iPhone simulator.

About the instructor

Jateen Bhakta is the founding partner of Ninja Pandas, an indie gaming and mobile development company in Oakland California as well as co-founder of Tri-Valley YEAH, teaching mobile development to middle and high school students. He holds both a Bachelors and a Master’s in Multi Media. When he isn’t teaching or starting something he is chasing squirrels or making fireballs in the pursuit of epic.

Breakdown of the Week

Day 1
Introductions  and what the students will do. 
There will be an overview of  how students are going to do two different apps this week. Students will have two days to work on them.  Friday will be the finishing touches and a presentation of their work.
The first app students will make is a trivia app on whatever subject they like.
(The teacher will show an example of one)
The students will then start with a demo of how things work in Corona.
After the demo students are going to work on  apps.
Time will be given to get everyone set up with their own idea. The students will present their topic in order to make sure it is doable during the camp. Once that is done, the work begins.
App work.
Before the day ends there will be  backups of their progress.
Day 2
Day 2 will be finishing the majority of the trivia app by the end of this day.
This day will be broken down to continue where studetns left on the first day and they will get to design the graphics of the app.
The last hour of this day will be to finish up the app and hopefully doing the design touches on it.
Day 3
Day 3 students move on to the next app, which is a matching game. This breakdown will be similar to the first day.
It will go over the beginning part of this game and the students will spend the remainder of the time putting it together.
Day 4
Will be similar to Day 2 with the matching game.
Students will go over designs and pick up from where  Day 3 ended.
The last hour of this day will be to finish up the app.
Day 5
Wrap-Up day.
There will be time given to clean up the projects and get them ready to put onto devices.
We have an appShow where students can invite friends and family to showcase the apps built during the week.
At the end of this session students will have all the project files for them to work on their game at home.
Spring Break App Camp is a joint effort between Mission College of Santa Clara and The Tech Museum of Innovation.