“Before, I knew nothing about programming, and now, I have managed to create my own app,” says tenth-grader Marta Kovalchuk. Together with 17 young people, she participated in Study Jams 2016, a project to teach the beginners to program for Android. During the five sessions, the girl learned the basic skills of working with this platform, and now, thinks about a career in IT.
Marta is one of the youngest participants of the program. Before the project, she never programmed and did not know how the process looked like. “In the beginning, it was difficult, but five sessions really taught me a lot,” she says. In a short term, the girl created her own application with motivational books.
Study Jams is a project for Android-beginners who want to learn how to work with this operating system. It includes three lectures, two practical classes, and a final presentation. The project’s organizer, Oleh Zasadnyy of GDG, says the course is supported by Google and Udacity.
“The project includes the work of the participants and the facilitators who help with application development and give feedback,” explains Oleh. The main objective of the program is to help beginners create the final product for Android. “The participants get the skills which enable them to continue working with Android and develop more applications later on,” concludes the organizer.