Griffin Introduces iOS Programming to High School Students

One of the greatest parts of our partnership with the Design and Technology Academy at Hunter’s Lane High School in Nashville is the opportunity to inspire students in our academy to learn new things. By donating twenty-five Mac minis to the programming lab, we were able to introduce an iOS development class to the programming students.

The Crystal Ball app in action.To bring an iOS curriculum to life in a high school classroom wasn’t going to be easy, and we knew we needed a partner to help us. The fine folks at Treehouse provided just the platform we needed to introduce the students to iOS programming in a way that was exciting and motivating, not overwhelming and too difficult. Hunter’s Lane is lucky to have an amazing programming teacher, Ashley Ross. She’s never taught iOS before, but enthusiasm is contagious.

Between Mrs. Ross and Treehouse, the students have covered the basics of iOS programming and are about to finish their first application. Their app will be a mobile Crystal Ball, a project that was provided by the Treehouse platform. We’ve heard stories of students coding through lunch and after school. With that kind of enthusiasm, some of these students could go on to be full time mobile programmers, maybe even at Griffin Technology!

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