One Summer Chicago student iOS-developer program

One Summer Chicago student iOS-developer program

The culminating event for the coding and cinematographic opportunities of the One Summer Chicago* program was held at Apple’s Michigan Avenue retail location on August 8th.  Five finalist teams of high school and college development-interns citywide presented great-looking, practical iOS app prototypes written in the Swift programming language.

I’d volunteered at Columbia College- Flashpoint the week before, for areas such as Interface Builder and basic debugging, qualitative design feedback, and encouragement to take challenges in stride.  I was amazed of the progress seen in their sixth week of app development- problem approaches, potential-user interviews, iterative prototyping with progressive realism, fundamental coding and debugging, pitch creation and delivery, and so on.

*For more on One Summer Chicago: “One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 32,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.”

Below, check out the apps, and you’ll too be proud of Chicago’s new developers!

-Greg Mitsakopoulos

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