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Upcoming Events

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After School App Class

We will be participating in an after school program teaching the youth about Apps and smart phones.  Students in Winnipeg, Manitoba will have the opportunity to see inside a growing app company based in Manitoba.

The goal of helping out with this after school program is to:

  • Give youth insight into running their own business
  • motivate them to life long learning
  • teach them an important skill
  • share our story in hopes to help them overcome adversity

If you would like a member of our team to visit your school or group gathering, contact us for more information and to arrange our participation.

 

 

Help Kookum Match Pictures!

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We are calling all Aboriginal artists to submit their original artwork to be part of an iconic new media project and be featured in our next iPhone game called “Kookum – Matching the Pictures.”

 

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Language App Training – Making iPhone Apps

We are hosting a Native Language App Training

Native Language on the iPhone or Android devices have never been easier to create. Over the 3 day App development training session, you will learn the fundamentals of how to create a Native American Language Apps; potentially releasing the App to the App store and managing expectations when users start to download your Native language App.

Register for April 20-23 Native Language App Training

Create an App in 3 days!

You will be creating an iPhone App in 3 days of our training. You will created your own Ancestral language app for your Tribe.  Within the first two hours of training, you will be entering in your first lines of code and by the end of the first day, you will have already created your first mobile app.  By the second day of training, you will be incorporating maps, text, photos and more audio into your amazing Language App and well on your way to helping to preserve your ancestral Native language.

NOTE* There is no guarantee that attendees will release a language App into the iTunes store. This training session is meant to develop the skills needed to develop Apps for Native American and First Nation languages.

Training Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Training Date and Times

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructors

Darrick Glen Baxter

Limited spots available 12 spots available.

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Over the 3 day training period, you will learn  how to create an iPhone app for your Native Language with the possibility to release the App into the iTunes App store.

Requirements

Participants are required to supply bring the following items:

  • Mac laptop computer (Mac computers are required for iPhone/iPad Language Apps)
  • Tablet, iPhone, iPod or Android smart phone
  • USB Drive
  • USB cable
  • Notebook for taking notes along with pen or pencil
  • Audio Files in MP3 or WAV format.

Register for the Native Language App Development Training today! 

App in 1 hour at the U of W

October 22nd, 2013

On a cold and windy day in Winnipeg, a group of high-school students made their way downtown – boarding a yellow school bus to the University of Winnipeg. The new media students from grades 11 and 12 arrived from Sisler High School. They are a group of elite students because of their interest in digital storytelling through the use of videos, graphics and interactive game development.  In fact, their program is called Digital Voices and has been recognized by corporations across Canada and into the United States.

Applaud Teachers and Technology

Speaking about the Digital Voices program out of Sisler High School in Winnipeg, President of Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. Darrick Glen Baxter said, “It becomes immediately apparent this Digital Voices is an amazing initiative and is obviously the brainchild of forward thinking students and staff. It is truly fascinating because in our global education system is known for habitually teaching archaic subjects utilizing antiquated curriculum in sub-standard facilities”.  We are fortunate to work within an education system that allows for this type of flexibility that allows for technology to be taught in our education systems.

ONE Hour to Create an App

Darrick had 1 hour to work with the students and immediately went to work.  The plan was to create an iPhone App in 60 minutes.  With time being so precious – Darrick had to reduce his usual 5 minute introduction and background story to only 30 seconds. He said his name, and commenced to zip through 8 slides – all talking about why people would create Apps.  One of his slides consisted of a comparison of Winnipeg and Toronto and spoke to the available technology jobs in both cities.

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Darrick Baxter talking about how Apps are “Logically” thought out by the user.

 

Each student had access to a Laptop and USB Stick – The 30 plus students were given tasks to work on and broken up into 4 groups.  Their work was then handed into Darrick for review and inclusion into the App.

“The students did surprisingly well with their individual tasks and collaborated to produce a quality product”, said Darrick.  “I was hoping to have more time to work with each student but as it turned out – 1 hour was not enough to complete an app even with full cooperation from teachers and students.  We did however go through a boat load of coding and gave the students a taste of what to expect (when working as an app developer)”

Planning the next session for 3 hours

The next session with students will be planned for a full 3 hours with hopes to release an app to Android or iTunes within that timeframe – students permitting!

Check out Darricks app on iTunes or Android simply search Ogoki or Ojibway on either store!  App his companies apps are free and easy to install.