a guest post by Bill Rappos, co-founder of Great Apps
I am proud to announce the first ever iPhone Application Development Garage held in Greece! Aiming to jump start a Greek community of iPhone developers, we at GreatApps, creators of iSteam, along with the help and support of Open Coffee, organize this event; a seminar to initiate programmers to the iPhone dev and production enviroment.
Initially an idea that came up during our presentation of iSteam and ourselves as a startup at the Open Coffee Athens XIX meeting on February 3rd, it will materialize with your attendance on Saturday the 7th of March at K44, Konstantinoupoleos 44, Gazi. The event will span from the early morning hours, 10 am to the late afternoon of 6pm and will consist of the following parts:
- Let’s meet (10:00 – 11:00): Getting to know each other while waiting for everyone to arrive.
- Marketing and Brainstorming (11:00 – 11:30): Have an idea? Is it good enough? How do you get it out there? Why will it sell?? These are all questions we ask ourselves each time we consider what we will develop next. All 3 of us will talk to each other, mostly, about our marketing strategies. ideas and next steps. Care to listen and join in?
- Initiation to Objective-C (11:30 – 12:30): Kostas Eleftheriou, our own programmer, will share his experiences transitioning from the more commonly used languages such as Java, C and C++ to the programming language required for iPhone development. A 101 tutorial if you will by the guy that started coding with just a mac mini and no previous experience. Bring your Mac and your coding experience; its all you need to start.
- <Promotion, more Promotion and Customer Service (12:30 – 13:00): Me and Vassilis Samolis will discuss the importance of promoting and tending to your customers. Why grabbing from every selling point of your app or yourself is never a waste of time.
- Group Projects (13:00 – 18:00): And now the interesting part. We will separate into teams, each one with at least 1 programmer and 1 mac, and start coding! Each team a different project, a different idea, with the team tending to every developing aspect, from brainstorming to programming and marketing. No strings attached, no NDAs but certainly no idea stealing. It will be a room full of witnesses after all ;) Enjoy creating and we will be hovering over your macs, silently judging you. Just kidding, helping in whatever way we can.
There will be breaks, of course, through the whole thing. A bar and lots of coffee. So bring your macs if you have them, your ideas, your creativity and lets create a Community! Hope to see you there!
update: facebook event here