Win Cash. Enter Our Worldwide Giveaways.

Mammoth Interactive is announcing a slew of giveaways! This month, you can win CASH in any of the following ways. This giveaway is WORLDWIDE.

You can enter and win in more than one category. So, enter away!

Win $200:

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Win $20:

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  • OR Tweet the following: “@MammothCompany is having a GIVEAWAY! Copy and paste this tweet to win $20. Learn web and game development today.”
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    • Find the character, and tweet @MammothCompany a screenshot.
    • Hint: Where inspiration lies, so does the one you seek. In our blog posts, take a peek.

These giveaways are our thank yous to Mammoth Interactive’s students and supporters. You can enter in any or all 6 ways. We will choose winners every month until May 31, 2017, 11:59PM. Good luck!

5 people who made tech headlines this week

We at Mammoth Interactive love celebrating success. Here are 5 awesome people who made tech headlines this week.

1. Steven Udotong is building a nuclear fusor.

Photo from Steven Udotong

Photo from Steven Udotong

2. John B. Goodenough announced fast-charging, noncombustible batteries.

Photo from The University of Texas at Austin

Photo from The University of Texas at Austin

3. Allen Liao launched unlosable glasses.

Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

Photo from Dominic Lorrimer

4. Patricia Areán found that video games helped seniors with depression.

Photo from the University of Washington

Photo from the University of Washington

5. Manu Prakash, Brandon Benson, Chew Chai, Georgios Katsikis and Aanchal Johri made a hand-powered centrifuge to detect diseases.

Know someone we should feature? Let us know in the comments below. And check out Mammoth Interactive’s courses here.

Build watchOS Apps for the Apple Watch | Course Release

Start now.

Do you want to build your own apps for the Apple Watch? Even if you have never coded before, you can build a watchOS app with our brand-new Apple Watch course.

You do not need any prior knowledge to take this course – it is perfect for beginners. The Apple Watch course begins by covering the fundamentals of the Swift programming language. You will learn how to use Xcode to create the layout and functionality of an iOS app.

If you do have experience developing for iOS, the Apple Watch course is your head start in developing for watchOS. You will learn the differences between coding for iOS and watchOS.

To learn how to develop for watchOS, we will create an Apple Watch app of our own in Xcode – from scratch. You will learn how to:

  • Add a basic label to create the layout of your app
  • Add and implement dates and timers
  • Insert switches, sliders, and pickers
  • Create different tables and context menus
  • Insert images and movies into your Apple Watch apps
  • Enable notifications

By the end of the Apple Watch course, you will have a functioning app that you can expand on to add your own ideas. You will be able to test the app like a user would. Let’s go!

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour! Book Release

All you need is 1 Hour.

Do you want to learn the foundations of computer programming? Are you tired of being bogged down by confusing jargon and complex descriptions? We have the book for you: Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour.

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour is an easy-to-understand introduction to JavaScript. With this book, your website will be up-and-running in no time!

Important topics in web development are shown with examples that are easy to read. If you have a Mac computer, PC, or even a mobile device, you can follow along with the book’s examples on www.jsbin.com. JSBin is an editor that allows you to see your creations in real time.

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour covers topics including:

Functions – Finally your website can do things! It’s not just a pretty face. Learn how to enable your site to perform tasks.

Variables – Integers, doubles, floats, characters, strings: these are all different types of variables. Variables are crucial to programming because they contain data. Learn about the different types and when you should use each one.

If Statements – If you read Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour, you will reach the section on conditionals. If statements run code IF a specific condition is met. With an if statement, you can test a value, run certain code only when you want to, and prevent your site from crashing!

If you want to learn how to give a website functionality, Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour can teach you the foundations of using JavaScript. Even if you have never coded before, you can follow along. For more books on tech topics, visit our Lulu shop.

Learn to Code in Python | New Course Release

Learn to code. Right here, right now.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to code, our new Python course is the place to start. In this course, you learn how to code in the Python 3.5 programming language. Even if you have never coded before, you can learn how to use Python.

Python is easy to understand and can be used for many different environments. Cross-platform apps and 3D environments are often made in Python.

Our Python course teaches you the foundations of coding in Python. This course does not assume any level of experience and is therefore perfect for beginners!

The course covers basic programming concepts for people who have never programmed before. You will learn key topics in Python and coding in general, including variables, loops, and classes. By the end of the course, you will know how to handle input, output, and errors.

To learn how to use Python, we will create our own functioning Blackjack game! In this game, a player will receive cards, submit bets. Python will keep track of the player’s score.

You will be able to use the practical examples in the Python course to make your own apps and environments. Python is a popular programming language that is useful to know because of its versatility. Let’s get started!