Smartphones have changed the way we live, communicate and connect with the rest of the world. Apps make your life easier, funnier and more entertaining. The AADC 2013 aims to encourage young teenagers who want to learn and demonstrate their talent in app programming. What's more, the contest aims at promoting teamwork and the ability of students in computer science and technology.
AADC 2013 will be held at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 4-half-day training workshops will be offered to the students and teachers. Participants should equip their computers according to the instruction of organizers for the workshop in advance. The schedule and venue of workshops are listed as below:
The date of the final competition will be 22nd February, 2014. The competition will consist of two rounds. The 1st round of the competition will require the participants to give a brief presentation of their product with the promotional poster to the judges. The judges will nominate 5 best teams to the 2nd round of the competition. The 2nd round of the competition will require 5 nominees to demonstrate their apps and make a thorough presentation of their product to the judges. Further details about rules, awards, time and venue of the contest will be announced soon.
Why Do We Learn Android Programming?
Android is the most popular mobile platform and over half of mobile users get use to it. It is necessary to learn how to programme in an Android mobile device. In the workshop we offer you a basic startup to programme using Android SDK.
The workshop is designed for an independent, practical, fun way of learning the Android programming and getting a real feel for the implementation. The workshop is mainly conducted in English with some Cantonese.
What Tools Are Used in the Workshop?
Before you start to experience of programming in Android, you would prepare several things. First, you should have a computer. And its operating system can be Windows, Mac OS or even Linux. Please follow the steps to install the Android Software Developement Kit (SDK) and Eclipse IDE on your own computer:
[Optional] You can also try the Android Studio which is similar to Eclipse with the ADT plugin. This is a early access preview of Android development environment and several features are yet incomplete: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html