CSE and Apple Computer Sponsor 48-hour Mobile Programming Blitz   Bookmark and Share

Students in some programs spend an entire semester creating iPhone applications, but at U-M, we do it in 48 hours.

So says Professor Elliot Soloway, who is hosting a 48-hour iPhone and mobile device application development blitz for students. The event takes place at U-M's Computer Science and Engineering building and runs from Friday, March 27 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 pm. The event is sponsored by CSE and Apple Computer.

All students active in iPhone, Android, and other types of mobile device programming are welcome to participate. Students can work individually or in teams to brainstorm, design, and build their apps. Pizza, sandwiches, and caffiene will periodically materialize in CSE 3725 to provide fuel. Need a break, some sleep, or a hot shower? No problem, the programming blitz is open so you can come and go.

At the end of the 48-hour period, students will demo their new apps and a winner will be chosen. "I fully expect we will see some very cool apps that could have real commercial value," said Soloway. "It will be great fun!"

Thanks to Apple Computer for supporting this event!