The people behind appinventor.org
Wolber developed many of the tutorials for Google’s original App Inventor site, and he is the lead author of App Inventor: Create your own Android Apps, along with App Inventor creators Hal Abelson, Ellen Spertus and Liz Looney. He is also a co-author of an on-line course and professional development materials for the new Computational Thinking Advanced Placement (AP) course for US High Schools at mobile csp. Wolber recently completed a sabbatical at MIT where he contributed to the release of App Inventor 2. USF students and he led the development of the App Inventor Community Gallery which is now integrated in the App Inventor tool. Wolber and the Democratize Computing Lab are funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation as well as a multi-university NSF grant in collaboraton with MIT, Wellesley, Trinity, and UMass-Lowell.
Thomas is a junior Computer Science student at USF. He has taught introductory programming to kids and feels that all students who are first time programmers should start with App Inventor because it makes transitioning into a text based syntax easier while allowing first timers to build interesting and fun apps. Thomas assists in the design and development of appinventor.org and also is developing code for the MIT App Inventor tool.
Jennifer is a senior Data Science student at USF. She is the Vice-President of Women in Technology at USF and is very passionate about introducing kids, especialy girls and minorities, to programming. Jennifer believes that App Inventor is a fun and great way to introduce people of all ages and backgrounds to programming. She assists in the development of appinventor.org and has assisted with the MIT App Inventor tool.
Felicia works with Professor David Wolber, USF students, and the AppInventor.org project as a consultant and content developer. Previously she worked at MIT in education and business development for Professor Hal Abelson’s App Inventor team. Felicia also co-authored, App Inventor 2 Essentials, an introductory book to mobile app development (Packt Publishing April 2016).
Leonard is a junior Computer Science student at USF. He was first intoduced to app development through the App Inventor tool and believes it is a good introductory platform for students who have just begun programming. He assists in the development of appinventor.org and the MIT App Inventor tool.
J.D. was the lead web designer and developer for the initial version of appinventor.org.
Bin has worked on many App Inventor related projects both with appinventor.org and the App Inventor Gallery.
Vincent has worked on many App Inventor related projects both with appinventor.org and the App Inventor Gallery.
Adam has worked on many appinventor.org projects.
Jordan was the lead designer/developer for the new appinventor.org. He loves App Inventor because of how rapidly it allows complete beginners to create mobiles apps. He is proud to be part of the team and hopes appinventor.org will help bring computer literacy to a wider audience. Jordan also really enjoys Korean bbq and loves bike riding.
Brian Liberman has always been passionate about teaching and has loved all things electronic from a young age. At the University of San Francisco, he was fortunate enough to take CS107: Computing, Mobile Apps, and the Web with professor David Wolber. After a successful semester, Brian was hired on as a teacher's assistant and has been with the App Inventor community ever since. Brian is currently pursing his Masters of Arts in Teaching and plans to be part of the ever growing computer science education movement in middle and and high schools. Fun Fact: Brian's parents are first generation immigrants from Colombia and Chile and he speak Spanish fluently.
Daniel worked as a developer on the MIT App Inventor Gallery project. He strongly believes that everyone should learn how to code and loves App Inventor because it provides knowledge and experience to all age groups. He is proud to have contributed to the project and hopes one day every single human can say they've published an application to the gallery. Daniel's favorite foods are Eba and fufu.
Mauricio played a critical role in editing, testing, and researching content for the site.
Cayla has worked on many appinventor.org projects and was instrumental in translating content for AI2.