Computing students at Walsall College are well on their way to becoming experts in apps development after completing a crash course with Microsoft specialist consultancy, Vantage 365.
Company CEO, Matt Weston and Head of Power Platform, Pieter Veenstra delivered 60-minute sessions to two student groups, taking them through the process of using Power Apps, part of the Microsoft Power Platform to develop a real app.
“This was a straightforward way for students to see how the functionality of Powers Apps has worked well for lots of organisations, helping them save thousands of pounds with the software and systems they use,” said Matt Weston.
“The workshop we delivered was also about showing students just how important it is for apps to be user-friendly by anticipating how customers will navigate their way through the content.”
Reflecting on the workshop afterwards, Level 3 student, Derren Cheer said: “The workshop was fun. It has encouraged me to think more seriously about a career in apps development because I can see now how it involves taking your ideas and solving problems while making something go live that’s been built from scratch.”
Student, Tommy Hall added: “Pieter and Matt were great tutors.
“They gave us a different perspective to the skills of a developer and helped us think more about the business side of working in software development.”