As we announced at the beginning of the Summer of code, we will be organising workshops soon, for which you can subscribe by sending an email to Greet. These workshops offer the opportunity to take a look at what the iSoc students have been doing behind the scenes, and to pick up some useful skills as well.
The workshops will be organised in the last week of July, on Tuesday the 26th, Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th. More detailed information about place, time and subjects can be found on the Summer of code website.
The first workshop, The DataTank: getting started, is about one of the more important projects we are working on this month. The DataTank is a generic API (webservice) which makes acces to open data easier. In this workshop, we will take a look at what The DataTank is exactly, and in what ways it can be useful. After that, you can give it a go yourself and experiment with it.
The second workshop, Build your own mobile app, is just what it says on the box: how to build your own mobile app, on any smartphone. To do this, we will use HTML5 to code a simple mobile website which is accessible offline and thus functions as a mobile app.
In the third workshop, Advanced contact widgets, we will take on the challenge to program a widget for the ‘Contact’ page on company websites and such. What is different about this widget, is that it will show visitors real-time data on how to reach your office or event from where they are, using public transport.
If these topics spark your interest, you are welcome to join us. Let us know if you will be attending one or more workshops by subscribing. See you there!