Samsung Developer Program Workshop @ 42: Developing Samsung Galaxy Watch Apps
Last week a team from the Samsung Developer Program hosted another awesome workshop at 42’s campus. Students got a chance to develop Samsung Galaxy Watch Apps and were treated to lunch, raffles, lots of laughter and a whole lot of fun. Several 42 students have participated in more than one workshop since the Samsung Developer Program started offering them to our student community in June.
Charlotte Allen, Senior Manager of Developer Marketing Programs at Samsung Electronics America shared their mission, “Drive awareness and opportunity about Samsung Technology and introduce students to Samsung. We’re here at 42 so students can create mobile apps, and we want them to realize that they can do amazing things and at the same time make money. We want to inspire students to take what they are passionate about and pair it with technology.”
42 Students Exercise their App Making Skills
Two members of the 42 community, who participated in the latest Samsung Developer Program workshop, shared their experiences:
Andy, 30: “This was my first time at a Samsung workshop. I thought overall it was a pretty good experience and the presenters explained all the materials line by line and were great at answering any questions, I thought they were very helpful. I like the prizes and the way they get people to participate. A little while before this I started to learn how to do Android apps and Android Studio and I had this to compare to, and this was easier because you are designing with a specific hardware, a watch with a circular template. With android you have to consider a lot of cases and make a layout that will adjust to any hardware you may run into. This is simpler because you know it is running on a watch, so I was able to avoid some of the difficulties I found in Android Studio. I am still not good with Android Studio, so far we didn’t have that problem with this workshop and I am glad I participated in it.”
To learn more about the Samsung Developer Program please visit their website.