MobileMakersEdu 2017-18 Winter Contest

December 15, 2017

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Professional software developers and coders of all languages know the value of sharing their knowledge with others. This year’s MobileMakersEdu Winter contest is a challenge to students to create their own screencast tutorials teaching a feature using Xcode and Swift. Check out the sample tutorial screencast from one of our iOS developer mentors, Wade, below.


  • Students enrolled in a MobileMakersEdu High School course during the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate.
  • Screencast submissions are due by January 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST to the following form:
  • All students are required to provide a link to screencast video that is seven minutes or less, which covers the following information:
    • Introduce developer(s), the name of the school, and name of the teacher
    • State the name of the feature (i.e. UISegmentedControl)
    • Explain or provide examples of why or when the feature is used in an app
    • Live code! Walkthrough how to code something in Swift
    • Run the app in the simulator to show what you built
    • Explain why someone else should use this screencast to build the feature on their own
  • Both students and teachers have the opportunity to win great prizes!




An out of the classroom contest that encourages students to research and develop features not directly taught by their teacher to add to a new app, or an app already developed for the course.


  1. To help students push themselves to be resourceful and have grit to learn something new in Swift without the direct support of a teacher.
  2. To support students to take safe risks and share their knowledge with others.
  3. To provide winning students the opportunity to receive feedback from professional iOS developers working in the field.


Begins December 15, 2017 aka NOW! Screencasts must be submitted to by 5:00PM CST on January 19, 2018.


Students can work with up to one partner, who is also qualified to participate. Students must create a tutorial screencast where they demo to others how to use a feature that is not taught in the MobileMakersEdu course. Students must develop in the Swift programming language.


3rd Place Team

  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt

2nd Place Team

  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt
  • $15 Apple Gift Card for each team member

1st Place Team

  • MobileMakersEdu T-shirt
  • One hour of mentoring and consulting with a professional software developer for the team
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for each team member
  • Teacher feature blog post



We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to work in a STEM industry, be a software developer, and grow as independent problem solvers. MobileMakersEdu Winter App Contest deepens this kind of learning by encouraging students to go outside of their comfort zone and share what they have learned and built with the greater iOS developer community. Because students have to build their own screencast from concept to reality, they must expand upon the Swift they learned with their teacher by exploring resources available to professional software developers, a skill which will support them no matter their post high school interests.

***By submitting the public link to a video for the contest, students and schools agree to allow MobileMakersEdu and Uncharted Learning, NFP,  to share it with the world for education and marketing purposes.***