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Union County College to Offer “Girls Gone Wired: Game Day” at Rahway Location

Union County College is offering a free demonstration class, called “Girls Gone Wired: Game Day,” on a high-demand, high-paying skill: How to design a computer app.

The College will offer the free class at its Rahway facility, which is located at 1591 Irving Street, next to the Union County Performing Arts Center. The class will be held on Saturday, Sept., 17, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Participants will learn how to build simple functional apps and mobile games for Android including Magic 8 Ball, PicCall, BackTalk, Mole Mash, Get the Gold, and Mini Golf. No programming experience or Android device required. The course will be led by Beth Ritter-Guth, Union’s Director of Instructional Design at the College.

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“The Freeholder Board, through our Office on Women, is proud to partner with the College to offer a program that offers a cutting-edge skill to participants,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The development of computer apps over the past decade has completely revolutionized mobile communications, and will continue to play a key role in how we access information and communicate with each other.”

Besides giving the instruction on how to design an App for a computer or mobile phone, the College also seeks to raise awareness among women in the field of coding and app design. The class is called “Girls Gone Wired” to prove that women can code too and be successful professionals.

This program was made possible with the support from the Union County Office on Women, Department of Human Services. The course is free, but registration is required because there are a limited number of spots available. Please RSVP to beth.ritter-guth@ucc.edu.

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