April 28, 2015 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at tipping the scales of gender imbalance in software with accessible educational programs focused on iOS development, has released the Quiz Compendium, available on the App Store for 99 cents.
The Quiz Compendium is a collection of 15 personality quiz apps created by middle school girls during a week at App Camp. Each short quiz provides answers to a range of questions. Users can learn what their superpower is, where they should go on vacation, and even what their breakfast choices say about their personality.
"The camp program is structured around building an app in one week," said Jean MacDonald, App Camp For Girls founder. "The goal is to give campers that sense of accomplishment that all software developers experience when they use their finished app on a device."
Using Macs, the girls worked together in project teams from a bare-bones template in Xcode to create all the quiz content and adapt the code to make a functional quiz app. Each camper is given an iPod touch to use for the week so they have a device for testing and presenting their work.
"We feel strongly that the girls should use the same tools that professional developers use," explained Nat Osten, director of curriculum and engineering. "It's important to demystify the process, if we want to encourage more girls to pursue software development as a career."
In one week, the campers brainstorm ideas, design icons and interface, build their quizzes in Xcode, and make their own swag. Each session culminates in a fun pitch session with a panel of women investors and entrepreneurs, where the girls get to show off their work.
Applications are still being accepted for the Summer 2015 sessions in Vancouver (Canada) and Seattle at the App Camp For Girls website. The two Portland sessions have been filled, but the waitlists are open.
Summer 2015 camp session dates:
Vancouver, BC: July 6-10, 2015
Seattle, WA: July 13-17, 2015
Portland, OR:: July 27-31 and August 17-21, 2015
(The plan for a 2015 session in New Jersey has been put on hold.)
Contents of the App Camp Quiz Compendium
* What is Your Spirit Animal?
* What Coffee Shop Drink Are You?
* Which Planet Are You?
* What Super Power Do You Have?
* When Are You From?
* In Which Career Would You Excel?
* Where Should You Visit Next?
* The Personality Quiz
* Which Social Media App Are You?
* The Quirk Quiz
* What Kind of Penguin Are You?
* Greek God Quiz
* What Element Are You?
* Which Mythological Creature Are You?
* The Sorting Hat
The App Camp Quiz Compendium requires iOS 8.3 or later.
App Camp For Girls seeks to address the gender imbalance in technology professions by inspiring middle-school age girls with a broad introduction to the process of app development, from brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps. We believe that the experience of creating an app that runs on a device in one week can spark the enthusiasm that will propel girls to pursue further tech education. In addition, App Camp For Girls is a place for women in the tech community to come together, network, and provide mutual support in their endeavors to advance in the field of software development. We encourage and support our volunteers to continue their own education in programming and design. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 App Camp For Girls. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.