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(Women Only) Clone Your First SWIFT Game for iOS

NOTE 1: This is a follow-up workshop for women that are novice/beginner developers only. New women attendees are welcome to participate.

NOTE 2: This outreach activity to train women only fully complies with Title 29 United States Code § 2501:

Requirements (Seriously, Women Novices/Beginners Only): Attended previous workshop or if this is your first time attending you must not have an Apple developer account or created within the last week and no apps in any store.

You haven't attended a hackathon or any other type of competition.

You haven't created a responsive RoR site yet using Bootstrap 3 via RailsBricks.

You are not enrolled in or a graduate of a dev bookcamp, GA course, or similar program/course.

Adobe Photoshop CS5/6 or Adobe CC subscription or appropriate image editor (you will create 6 sprites, app icon, launch image, background image, and two buttons).  You will clone my game called Graditude XCode 6 Beta 4 version.

Apple Mac laptop/desktop running Yosemite 10.10, XCode 6 Beta 4 installed, and an iOS device with iOS 7.1 minimum. Apple developer account is not required to develop the application but it is required if you want to publish the source code to the app store.  Most stable version of Ruby ruby 2.0.0p353 [masked] revision 43784) [x86_64-darwin13.0.0] will be included in command line tools:

Setup for the RoR fundaising site under 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsorship using AMAZON GEM or PAYPAL gem will require Heroku Toolbelt:

and a GitHub account:

Will use JumpStarter Code template for RoR fundraising site.

Emails for the RoR fundraising site will be generated from using the DEVISE gem.


I will address topics specific to women in tech. Then attendees will brainstorm app name, team or website name (com.teamname.appname), theme to clone Graditute (think Candy Crush), use Photoshop to update app icon, launch image, 24 sprites, background image, shuffle button, game over button, play again/next level button, and find free .mp3 music files that can be looped. Each member will be asked to practice presenting a game concept.

To clone the game Graditude, you will use a text editor to customize two (2) global variables and then generate a standard game template. You will copy and paste the source code provided into your new project. You also add the necessary folders and files to build your first iOS mobile app made in SWIFT.

After testing the game, I will discuss publishing to App store and how to raise funds using the JumpStarter Code, a Ruby on Rails site affiliated with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.

This is a fast past workshop. And, please brings snacks to share.

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