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Kimberley SorensonThe Waterford Institute, Dust or Magic Highlights Foundation 2015
"A wonderful opportunity to get down and dirty with a lot of different voices in a protected space. Inspiring + energizing on all conceivable levels -- many many thanks."
Hans WagnerOwner, Computer Explorers, Dust or Magic 2014
"Just soaked in all of it. Great environment!"
Megan SmithSenior Designer, Interactive Media, Highlights for Children, Dust or Magic 2014
"Warren and Daren really made everyone feel relevant and comfortable. Perfect balance of healthy criticism and ideas for growth."
AppCamp 2013 Agenda
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Sunday May 19, 2013 Merrill Hall
Get ready for the best ever Dust or Magic AppCamp
Pack relaxed, casual clothing (layers are best) and arrive well rested with charged batteries. No overt selling or promoting is permitted; there will be a handout table where you can put flyers, information about an app, a recent study or product. Prepare a one page PDF with demo codes and send it to me by email (warren @ childrenstech.com). We’ll print one copy on site and post it near the table. If you plan on doing a demo, read this.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
When you arrive, if you are registered for the full AppCamp, find Barbara at the check-in desk in Merrill Hall and pick up your materials. It will contain everything you need .
If you are just coming to AppFest, you are welcome to stay, talk, demo and let your children explore the popcorn and apps. This part of the day is open to the public — no registration is required. Please check-in at the Lobby to get your nametag. For a park pass or for parking questions, please check at the main desk.
Welcome to Monterey Bay by Californians John Ittelson of CSU Monterey Bay, Keli Winters, Evan Moor; and Kristen Perry, CA State Park Interpreter and Karen Barrett, Regional Interpretive Specialist
- Significant papers and research
- Apps to watch
- Most common design mistakes
- Thoughts on ROI (Return On Investment)
- Examples of dust and magic from the past year
- How to crack Google Play, the Kindle and other Android platforms
- Children’s app trends and news
5:00 Björn Jeffery, CEO of Toca Boca
“How to play, make apps, do good work, and even make a living.”
Björn will add to the talk he gave last year, to help us all understand the Toca Boca definition of magic.
NOTE: Following Björn’s talk, AppFest members must depart.
6:00 Dinner, Crocker Dining Hall
Commencement of the annual decenterization ceremony (mandatory for New Yorkers).
7:30 After Dinner With Max Whitby, Touch Press, with a special introduction by Aleen Stein.
Amazing, but true — 40+ years overnight success of Touch Press, told in first person by Max Whitby. Last year we heard from Theo Gray; this year we’ll get to hear the story from the other side of the Atlantic.
9:00 Fireside demos, informal conversation
10:00 PM lights out
Monday May 20, 2013
6:10 AM 5K Beach jog, with David Kleeman
7:30 am Breakfast in the Crocker Dining Hall
10:30 Letting Magic Happen by Dan Russell-Pinson
You’ve seen his apps.. Stack the States, Presidents vs. Aliens and Monster Physics. Learn how Dan’s apps keep engagement high, price low, and prove you can make a living making apps.
11:15 AppDance and Nice Touch — Charge up your tablet. This is an informal exploration with show and tell of some of the latest HCI “best practice” applied to multi-touch settings for children (and adults).
1:00 Storybots Case Study, with Gregg Spiridellis
What is the real inspiration behind these apps?
As one of the world’s leading architects of children’s interactive play, Caroline has successfully taken her magic recipe to millions of children’s iPads. This has been a big year for DDM — we’ll found out what’s next.
3:00 Child Panel
Our annual “meet your boss” grounding session with children; introduced by Keli Winters.
- PART 1: Introductions; talk and listen to the kids
- PART 2: Small group brainstorming with other developers and real kids.
4:45 Talks (16 minutes each)
- Gail Lovely POOF! Chalk dust or Magic dust? What educators are wishing for in apps for education.
- Ann H. McCormick Design guidelines for making children’s interactive media.
- Barry O’Neill of StoryToys. Let Me Introduce My Friend ROI (Return on Investment)
6:00 Crocker Dining Hall
7:00 Group photo (optional)
Have you ever eaten a biscuit stick? Does a California Chardonnay go with a marshmallow? Don’t miss the 4th annual S’Mores and Merlot; with group photo.
Children of all ages are welcome; you an use this as an excuse for a sunset walk on the beach.
Location – the firepit (walk toward the ocean from the dining hall).
8:15 David Kleeman: “Twisted Pitchers” See creative people think on their feet as they contribute insight into the development process.
10:00 Lights Out
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
7:00 am Breakfast, Crocker Dining Hall
Room checkout; store bags in Merrill Hall.
8:30 AppDance and Nice Touch — Expand your definition of “App”
9:00 Talks — 16 minutes, YouTube friendly messages to the outside world. They’re like TED talk rehearsals, with smaller cameras.
- Daren Carstens Setting the Stage for Learning
- Mark Schlichting The Art of Animated Hot Spots
- Chris Crowell Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten
11:00 Fishbowl: “Magic, Defined.” Select participants share thoughts, successes and failures. Each will present one PPT/or Keynote slide on the spot.
2:00 Toast and depart.