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Applications are now being accepted for spring workshops Session 2015!

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Urban Apps+Maps Studios offers a range of workshops throughout the spring for entering grades 8 through 12, and The workshop is limited to 15 participants, so secure a spot register early!. These workshops will provide the rich hands-on experience to the participants on the following subject areas: Web design and Programming, mobile app development, and Engineering.  Participants have the opportunity to learn from Temple University faculty members, who are teaching in these areas. All workshops will take place at the Temple University main Campus and are planned for February, March, and April.

Workshop fee is $150/session

The workshop fee of $150.00 includes a registration fee of $35, breakfast, refreshments during breaks, and materials for the workshops. The first session (workshop 1 ) registration and session fee are FREE! If you are current or former Apps & Maps students, all sessions are FREE.

Limited scholarships (up to $115 per session) are available for qualified applicants with demonstrated need.

Download Scholarship form here

Registration fee

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35 for each workshop. Because space is limited in each workshop, we must receive your registration fee along with application to reserve your spot. Registration for Workshop 1 is free. To register for a workshop, Click here


Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Full payment for these workshops can be made at the time of registration but is not required. If full payment is not received at the time of registration, you will receive an email for the balance due 3 days prior to the workshop date. If full payment is not received 3 days before the start of the workshop, your space will be forfeited.

Registration is limited to 15 per workshop. Registration fees will include breakfast, materials for the workshops, and refreshments during breaks. Participants are expected cover their own travel. Make sure to check the registration deadlines.

Urban Apps and Maps Spring Workshops

Saturday March 7th, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Workshop 1: Intro to Web Design & programming (free registration)
    • Intro to basic web design using HTML and CSS (No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required)
    • Getting started with web page design

1. The language of the web
2. Building Your first basic web page

Interns will get a good foundation in web design using HTML and CSS and will be prepared to the advanced web Design & Programming (Workshop 2)

Saturday March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Workshop 2: Advanced Web Design & programming – pre requisite W2
  • Intro / basic concepts of JavaScript
  • Basics of “functions”
  • Build a complete and professional working website with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Interns will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript and how to bring life to a website through the JavaScript library JQuery.

Saturday March 21st, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Workshop 3: Arduino 101
    • Intro to Microcontrollers with Arduino

1. Begin learning how to make Arduino and your computer programs talk to each other
2. Writing of sample codes

  • Introduction to some basic electrical principles
  • Creating a small final project.

In this workshop participants will be constructing a small “nightlight” that will turn on when movement is detected. Place this on a bedside to avoid finding a switch at 2AM. Pariticipants will be learning to use an Arduino as the brains of our device, as well as learning the basics of circuits to wire our device together.

Saturday April 18th, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Workshop 4: Intro to Mobile App Development
  • Intro to mobile apps development using SDK
  • Design thinking method
  • Prototype development
  • Intro to IOS programming
  • Intro to Android programming

Upon successful completion of this workshop, interns will be able to build a basic functioning mobile app.

Registration is required to reserve a space. Register for the workshops at the top of this page. You will be contacted one week before the workshop to confirm your registration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jean by e-mail @ jean.akingeneye@temple.edu or call (267)-414-4123.