Learn to Code with a New CODExist Course Live on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Did you learn to code with CODExist: The Birth of Bot taught by me and my fellow Technical Evangelist Susan Ibach? Or, are you interested in learning how to code but don’t know where to begin? Well, I’m happy to announce that there is a second TouchDevelop course ready for you – CODExist 2: Bot Levels Up is now live and available on Microsoft Virtual Academy!

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In CODExist: The Birth of Bot, we taught you all the core concepts of programming, demonstrated through building a sidescroller game. These concepts included events, conditional statements, collision detection, object oriented fundamentals, and publishing your game locally within TouchDevelop. Susan and I made awesome games (at least we think so!), and you can play them by clicking on the links below:

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In CODExist 2: Bot Levels Up, we take our completed Jetpack Jumper game (the same one you completed if you participated in Hour of Code!) and add some extra pizzazz with graphic effects, animations, power ups, game instructions, and two types of leaderboards using cloud data. We also show you how to get started with publishing your app to an app store – did you know that you can build Android, iOS, web and Windows apps with TouchDevelop? CODExist 2 is the course you need to take your game to the next level. You can access it by logging in to Microsoft Virtual Academy, or by clicking the following image:

codexist_2_bot_levels_up_touchdevelop_course_by_susan_ibach_sage_franchWe always love seeing the games people have created using TouchDevelop! If you participate in any of our courses, if you have any questions, or if you just want to say hi, please feel free to share your games with us on Twitter. My handle is @theTrendyTechie, and Susan’s is @HockeyGeekGirl. And hey, we’ve been known to retweet! ;)

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