Header photo by Paw Jacinto, hitchhikerpaw.com.
The first speaker discussed about the Chikka API for sending SMS through the web. He talks about different use cases, and how different companies use their service.
Our school might be also using their service to send SMS notifications to students. I remember seeing the Chikka logo in a webpage opened on one of the computers at the information desk.
The speaker got my interest when he mentioned that they are yet to develop SDKs for different languages. The examples he provided for accessing their APIs barehandedly GET/POST URLs. So, I was like in my mind, "I'm gonna make a library so others can just use it and do
$chikka->sendSMS('Hello World!');". I added it to my projects queue.
We then proceeded to the next speaker to discuss about Java. He started it with a "Hello World", and the basics and concepts of the language and classes.
He ask questions about the topic at random times, and give prizes to someone who can answer the question correct.
After that, we were given a program that simulates a Pokemon battle, and tasked to do anything that will improve the game.
Anyone that can present the changes and improvements on the game receives a prize again.
More on the event posted at Paw Jacinto's blog: Java Code Camp.