Ideas for LiveCode workshops - help needed

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Fri Aug 5 10:43:01 EDT 2016


Dave, for me and I would guess a lot of others who aren’t so bad at coding in LC, **deployment** on the chosen platforms is the BIG show-stopper; so I’d like to see a workshop that creates a trivial app (say a variation on the clock/stopwatch theme - but it could be anything), discusses the differences (if any) needed in the code for different platforms, and which is then actually installed on all the available platforms, indicating all the pitfalls of deploying on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux - what installer software to use, getting stuff approved/certificated etc. and including a jargon-buster for the deployment end of things ("what’s device provisioning?" for example).

Just my two eurocents, or Brexit pence. (Will the Scots keep GBP if they break away?)

Graham

> On 4 Aug 2016, at 23:50, Dave Kilroy <dave at applicationinsight.com> wrote:
> 
> Thank you all for your ideas and suggestions!
> 
> I’m summarising them as follows:
> A drag and drop matching game. 
> A to-do list app. 
> A simple e-reader app. 
> A walking tour app with a map that you can click for additional information and photos. 
> An app that helps with web research (grab text and images, write notes & emails, filter and ordering).
> A client-server user registration system. 
> A bare bones personal cloud type thing with clients for every platform.
> Go through all past conferences and look at the different track subject matter. 
> Try to solicit other to be presenters.   
> Focus on UI/UX - everything must look 2016 rather than 1995
> 
> I’ve also remembered a suggestion I once got from a teacher for a workshop topic "A humorous photo editor (draw moustaches etc on photos of your friends)"
> 
> 
> MESSAGING APP
> 
> @rjd318 this is a link to a thread on the forum from a year ago covering the workshop where we did the messaging app (including an introductory video and download link to get the stack and .lc script) http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24465 <http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24465>. Since then I ran another version of this workshop in a different environment and I added some more polish to the app - let me know if what I did was of interest and I’ll dig out the newer version for you. 
> 
> Got any more ideas? Keep ‘em coming!
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> 
>> On 4 Aug 2016, at 09:54, 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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