Will teach teenagers the charm of modern "coding" - any tips on fun easy projects?

Hi, I plan to introduce a few teenagers to the future: Outsystems.

Does anyone have experience on a fun application to start with? 

Or a few, from simple to more advanced?

Thanks in advance


Hello Sverker,

Have you heard of Hour of Code?  It is a program for teaching kids programming with some fun topics.  You could possibly use some of the ideas from it, or rework them to be more applicable to OutSystems?  https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

Hi,

Please try this https://code.org/

This is the best fun way of teaching coding to kids (even below 10 yrs)

Then you can jump on to OutSystems once kids have learnt and practiced the basic concepts. 

Hello,

You can try also https://www.codemonkey.com/

Happy coding!

Sverker Gustafsson wrote:

Hi, I plan to introduce a few teenagers to the future: Outsystems.

Does anyone have experience on a fun application to start with? 

Or a few, from simple to more advanced?

Thanks in advance


I worked with students from 16 to 18 years old. I invite the local County, Parish, and small local businesses to present challenges that they face on a daily basis, and students stood up to solve some of them.

We had groups of 2 or 3 students and they spent around 250 hours to define the app requirements, design mockups, learn OutSystems, and develop their app.  

For the SMBs, the apps were almost all related to factory worksheets, with the details of what materials were used (type and quantities) and an easy way to collect how long took to perform the job. In the end, there were some calculations for the back office know how much would they charge for that work. 

Another example, a little bit creepy I know, yet the students had a lot of fun developing it and presenting it to other students. The end-users were the local parish employees and the app had the goal to manage the cemetery, graves, and so on...

Regardless of the scenario, almost groups were able to develop a back-office that would be web and a mobile app target to be used on a tablet. 

Let me know if it helps.

Thanks for many quick answers!  My preliminary thinking was: these 15-18 years kids are heavy mobile & game users but without interest in learning code from "basic concepts". With Outsystems I can show them how to quickly get to results. 

On the fun side:
-maybe a frontend to some "Cognitive services", something that will amaze them.
-a game

On the useful side: they often do some shopping for parents with their pocket money, and should be reimbursed.
So they should like to have a simple "expense report" app, to register expenses, send mail to parents, and keep track of what has been paid to them. 

Hi,




The OutSystems training team introduced the learning course very perfectly. someone new and wants to learn OS it is easy all we need to just need to follow steps mentioned in course.


You can visit below link and choose the course accordingly,




https://www.outsystems.com/learn/paths/