Summer Apps Academy offered at WVU Parkersburg

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/5/12 – Need an app for that? Learn how to develop and use relevant applications on iPads for educational and business use with a three-day Apps Academy West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering June 18 – 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

In this intensive workshop, participants will work with Apple senior system engineer Rick Bettencourt as they engage in creative design and innovative app production, organize content into units for mobile app delivery, and develop applications for the iPad.

“The academy will actually show attendees how to develop their own applications for the iPad through the development of scripts at the beginning level,” said WVU Parkersburg senior vice president for academic affairs Rhonda Tracy. “We are excited about the entrepreneurial aspects of this development activity as well as the opportunity to acquire new skills in technology.”

Bettencourt spent 25 years in the software industry as a developer, consultant and architect prior to working at Apple. He has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Lowell. He has spent his career architecting leading industry software in imaging, media, remote control and distributed computing. His work concentrated on high performance, distributed, cross platform applications. Today at Apple, he focuses on mobility, computing, education, development and deployment in the classroom.

Space for this workshop is limited, and the cost is $150 per person. iPads will be provided to individuals who do not have their own. Call 304.424.8277 or email ude.uvw.liamnull@trahkcol.harobeD to register no later than Friday, June 15.

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