British Computer Society (BCS) Women Guinness Word Record Attempt (Event)

Linda Crearie (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Description

The BCS attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time.

Individuals and families with children over the age of 10 (or possibly a very IT-savvy younger child) were welcome to come and learn how to build Android apps using MIT AppInventor, which is a free, web-based system for creating simple apps using drag-and-drop coding techniques.

Using a mixture of talk, activities, and hands-on coding we helped them build some simple interactive applications that you run and install on their own Android phones or tablets. They left the day with apps they had built, and the software installed on your own laptop to play around with it once you got home.
Period13 Jun 2015
Event titleBritish Computer Society (BCS) Women Guinness Word Record Attempt: Most people developing an Android App at same time
Event typeWorkshop
Locationpaisley, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • BCS, Computing/IT Professional Body
  • Guinness World Record