What We Learned from GDC 2015

This month, while most of the Apps Alliance team descended on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, a few of us attended the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Against a backdrop of booths, demos, and excited attendees, we chatted with developers about their inspirations, challenges, and strategies. In addition to filming content, GDC was also a great way for our events team to connect with both current and prospective members during the gaming industry's largest trade show.

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Turtles in Space: Beyond learning to code

This guest blog post is part of the Application Developers Alliance “Developing for Good: Kids Who Code” campaign. In this article, I outline a goal to create an Open (in Creative commons) modelling system for education that ties Systems modelling to code within a specific context (in this case, space exploration).

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Famigo on the Value of Coding Education

“Mobile web is our Wild West; it’s our frontier,” says Matt McDonnell of Famigo. Today’s children are experiencing a very different Internet than the children of the last few decades. With the ongoing evolution of the Internet, having working knowledge of how devices function may help children be prepared for a more connected world.

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Developing for Good: Kids Who Code

In December of 2014, a four year old girl submitted a change to the Linux kernel that was actually accepted into the code. Although it’s easy to get caught up in struggles within the app ecosystem and obstacles faced by developers, this bit of news left the Application Developers Alliance inspired to discuss and contribute to the overall positivity computer programming can bring to individual developers and families alike.

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