Winter Screencast Contest Now Open for Submissions

December 14, 2018

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OVERVIEW

Regardless of the industry or field of study, understanding how to record, post, and  share a screencast is a critical skill for working professionals. Both entrepreneurs and software developers use screencasts and videos as a way to virtually network and demonstrate their knowledge with others. This year’s MobileMakersEdu Winter contest is a challenge for MME students to create their own screencast tutorial that explains a feature using Xcode and Swift. Check out this sample Swift tutorial screencast here.

RULES

  • Students enrolled in a MobileMakersEdu High School course during the 2018-19 school year are eligible to participate.
  • Screencast submissions are due by January 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST to the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/gzUFNVF7Y2ROhxCG2
  • All students are required to 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
    • Bonus judging criteria for the most viewed screencast! Post the screencast on YouTube or Vimeo so that it can be viewed by other people learning how to build apps with Xcode and Swift. Share it with @mobilemakers on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll share so people know what you’ve done
  • Both students and teachers have the opportunity to win cool prizes!

CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT

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.

WHY

  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.

WHEN

Begins December 14, 2018 aka TODAY! Screencasts must be submitted to https://goo.gl/forms/gzUFNVF7Y2ROhxCG2 by 5:00PM CST on January 25, 2019.

HOW

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.

 

PRIZES

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

 

ABOUT THE CONTEST

We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to be an entrepreneur 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.***