App development for everyone
Have you ever wondered how all those apps get onto your Phone? Someone has to program them. Steve jobs said in a 1996 interview: 'I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer'. Do you agree with Steve? So what is programming exactly? What do you need to create an app that runs on your iPhone or Android device? If you have little or no experience in programming, live in Berlin and want to get into app development, my free training might be for you!
What is app development for everyone?
App development for everyone is a training that I organise via a meetup. During this training you learn how to program. We use Visual Studio and the programming language C# for this. I focus on beginners so we start with the basics like programming languages, platforms, variables, loops, datatypes, statements and expressions. Once we have the basics covered, I teach you how to bring things together to create an app or game.
Is it free?
Yes. This training is free and will remain free. I started programming in 1984 and cannot remember a time since without working with computers. I truly love programming and like to share my knowledge with everyone who wants to learn. When friends and colleagues asked me if I could teach them how to write apps, this training was born. I work for Microsoft Berlin and may use our office as training facility. Microsoft is kind enough to provide the drinks and food during the meetup.
What do you need?
First, join the meetup at https://www.meetup.com/app-development-for-everyone
If you RSVP to a meetup, please bring a laptop with Windows 10 or a MacBook.
Visual Studio on a Windows 10 laptop
- Please let it run all updates. Tip: if you reboot windows, it will offer to run available updates.
- Download and install Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition for Windows
- Check the box on ‘.Net Desktop development’:
You are ready to create your first program! See you at the meetup!
Visual Studio on a Macbook
- Download and install Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition for Mac
- Continue without installing XCODE:
- Check macOS and click Install:
You are ready to create your first program. See you at the meetup!