Ideas for LiveCode workshops - help needed

rjd318 rjd318 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 07:21:00 EDT 2016


Yikes! My eyes widened when I saw that you did a workshop previously on a messaging app utilizing a web service and MySQL since that is what I woke up this morning thinking about learning how to do 😊   Do you have the materials or stacks available for us to look at?

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> On Aug 4, 2016, at 3:54 AM, Dave Kilroy <dave at applicationinsight.com> wrote:
> 
> This is a request for ideas for LiveCode workshops
> 
> That is, where one of us is organising a day-long workshop on LiveCode and are looking for a main topic for the day.
> 
> I’m not looking for fully-worked up teaching resources (although that would be nice), but general ideas or topics for the workshop - so that we can say to people, and publicise “come to this LiveCode workshop where we will build …” or “at this LiveCode workshop you will learn how to …”. 
> 
> In the past I’ve done LiveCode workshops where the main idea has been:
> - build a mobile messaging app (that connects to a web service and mysql database)
> - build desktop widgets (little things like an app that watches a folder, using the clipboard etc)
> - learn how to search documents and save notes with LiveCode
> 
> I think my ideal would be to get an idea which is:
> -  a ‘draw’ (afterall I want lots of people to turn up!), something like “learn now to connect to the Pokemon Go! API”
> - doesn’t involve me doing too too much preparation work for the workshop
> - can give a positive experience to participants with differing levels of ability (perhaps by my preparing some partly completed exercises for those who need them) 
> 
> So, ideas and suggestions please!
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Dave
> 
> PS: my next workshop is on 17th September and I haven’t decided what to go in it http://www.meetup.com/The-THINQTANQ-Events-Meetups-and-More-in-Plymouth/events/226749341/ <http://www.meetup.com/The-THINQTANQ-Events-Meetups-and-More-in-Plymouth/events/226749341/>
> PPS: ask potential participants what the workshop topic should be usually doesn’t help much!
> 
> 
> 
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