Manchester Girls Geek first Tea Party in 2014 was an Appy New Year event at TeckHub Manchester. Sarah Lawrey demonstrated how to use AppShed, a web-based, drag-and-drop environment for building apps (so no programming skills are really needed, though an idea of how apps work would be helpful).
The event was well-attended (tickets sold out!) – about 30 enthusiasts were there, and the majority of them were girls and women, as expected. Participants have built ‘My Face’ featuring fav make-up colours of a face, ‘Camera Photography Tips app’, ‘Fish app’ with different types of fishes.
There are many tutorials available on the internet for example this Welcome introductory YouTube video. Also, if you need some icons for your apps, there is iconarchive.com While there are lots of resources and tools on the Internet, the key ingredient for a killer app is a creative idea.
As usual, tea and coffee and home-baked cakes (including fresh apples and apple-pear pie (for it’s an Appy event!), chocolate beetroot brownie) were provided and had kept everyone hacking away.
The event has, yet again, been fun – thanks to all the volunteers and foremostly Katie Steckles who made this possible. Way to go.