As smartphone functionality continues to develop, it's safe to say that the demand for qualified app programmers will create the newest, hottest job market for college graduates.

The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), in an effort to introduce students to this exciting new IT profession, is hosting a summer camp to train LSU freshmen in iOS application development. Students from any major can apply what they learn in this workshop to developing applications to suit their interests.

The iOS Application Boot Camp will be held on the LSU campus August 1-12 (not including weekends) and will include an entrepreneurial aspect as well as hands-on training. Participants will work in groups to create an application that will be deployed on their own iPhones, iPods, or IPads by the end of the camp.  

"It is highly likely that all portable, medium-scale computing could shift to mobile computing, and that phase is fast approaching," said Ravi Paruchuri, LSU CCT Assistant Director of Research and Advanced Computing.  "Students need awareness and education in the mobile computing arena so they can be prepared for this transformation. If undergraduate students from various disciplines are introduced to mobile application development tools and learn the entrepreneurial components of the mobile applications market, it can hugely impact their thought process, education, and career paths."

"App development has a huge growth potential," said Joel E. Tohline, director of the LSU CCT.  "Imagine how courses across the University might be transformed and the entrepreneurial spirit of students might be enhanced if every LSU freshman arrived on campus with the ability to develop their own iOS app."

For more information or to register for the camp, visit:  http://www.cct.lsu.edu/iosbootcamp.

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