Cat Academy

Crowdfunded local courses & workshops from people who care.

We are Robocat, a product company from Copenhagen. Over the years we have built apps, games and even hardware. We’ve grown a small team of very talented people and we’ve learned a lot doing this. We are launching Cat Academy, an initiative to share our experience and knowledge with you through honest and well crafted learning events.


Upcoming courses

“Help! Podio!”

One of the biggest reason for a software project is canceled these today’s is becuase poor communication / planning. Therefore, it is important to use a powerful tool that you can lean on. Podio is suitable for both large and small companies and can help create the necessary overview if you have proper setup. If you have the proper setup, you can collect all your communications on Podio and save a lot for time.

What you’ll learn

During the two-day course, you will get a basic understanding of Podio features and how to use them optimal. You will also be able to build your own personal Podio work space for your company. The Topic the course will include is:

  • Tuition in Podio’s Functionalities
  • Create your own Podio
  • Select business “apps” from Podio store
  • How to maintain and further developing your Podio

You will not become an expert in Podio, but you’ll get a really good base from which you can develop your podio workspace further and you will quickly completed your Podio platform because you will learn the more complicated areas of Podio quicker, because you have all the basic knowledge. So you will avoid consulent, and other unnecessary expenses.

Instructor

Tobias Rasmussen is a “product developer / assistant manager(really don’t know what i’m now, but i have to talk with michael about it, when he comes home) ” at Robocat. Tobias has worked with Podio in many years both before and after his arrival in Robocat. Among other things he has made in Podio, is our Podio platform for the Thermodo and for our Co-working space Spil Huset and many other projects.

He is very active in Podio community, so he is always very updated, about was is going in the Podio world and know the smartest resolve of most issues in Podio.

Prerequisites

The only thing that you need, to attend this course is a Podio account. You do not need to have knowledge about Podio, but it would be an advantage. If you have not used Podio before this course, i will recommended to spend half an hour to read about Podio. However, it is not necessary.

You must bring your own Computer, model and brand is inrrelevant. If you are using Internet Explorer or Safari as a web browser, we will advise you to update it to one of the newer versions because the older versions do not support all of Podio features.

You dont need to work for company or be a entrepreneur to attend the course, everybody is welcome.

Preliminary Schedule

We will meet at 09:00 the 6th of August, you will have 15 mins to setup your thing and make sure everythings is okay.

Day one: Podio will be examined in detail. There will be showed examples of different solutions in Podio . We will build a Podio workspace together. We will work on requirements and options for your Podio workspace so it will fit for your company in the best way. There would also be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the whole course.

  • 09:15 course starts
  • 10:30 Break 10 mins
  • 12:00 Lunch 30 mins
  • 14:30 Break 10 mins
  • 16:00 Day one ends

Day two:A quick refresher of Podio, after this we will start to build your workspace in Podio, where Tobias will be available throughout the whole day and help with issues and give advices. Later on the day,we will take your list of demands compare them with your Podio. You will get advice on, how to reach your goal if you do not finish your work space during the course. To the very last, there will be feedback on the course.

  • 09:15 course starts
  • 10:30 Break 10 mins
  • 12:00 Lunch 30 mins
  • 14:30 Break 10 mins
  • 16:00 Retrospective and Feed back

Location

Robocat

Pilestræde 43, 2nd floor
1112 Copenhagen
Denmark

Concept & Pricing

Cat Academy is a new crowdfunded approach to learning. We’ve learned so much and we want to be able to organize courses, workshops and talks that benefit you. This is why we’ve taken a crowdfunded approach to ticket sales—a minimum amount of 5 seats needs to be reserved for the event to go forward.

We’re aiming for very compact, hands-on events that will help you get familiar with awesome subjects and leave you thirsty for more

“Your icon is the most vital piece of graphic in your app. Do not mess up.”

Creating that one, singular piece of graphic design that users will interact with first each time they see your or your client’s product can be an intimidating task. A beautiful, identifiable and memorable app icon can have a huge impact on the popularity and success of an app. But how exactly does one make a ‘good’ app icon? what does that even mean? We’d like to help you with that.

What you’ll learn

During the 3 and a half hour event, you’ll first hear a talk about the core concepts of app icon desing followed by a hands on workshop.

  • 5 core concepts of app icon design
  • The icon design process
  • Tools and resources to help you succeed in creating great icons
  • Experience witha ll of the above as we workshop our way through a real life example

After the evening is over you should have a clear idea of what makes a great app icon and how to make them yourself.

Instructor

Michale Flarup is the co-founder and lead designer at Robocat. He has worked on hundreds of icons for clients around the world and for Robocat’s own products. When he’s not pushing pixels to millions of users, running epic kickstarter campaigns or making games, he works on his many side-projects; Like the App Icon Template used by hundreds of thousands of photoshop users around the world. He frequently speaks at conferences and theaches icon design at schools.

Prerequisites

Here are the things that are necessary to know before joining this course:

  • A rudimentary understanding of pixel-based image editing tools like Photoshop.

You will need to bring a laptop with your image editing tool of choice installed.

You do not need to be a ‘designer’ to join this event. Anyone with a little bit of creative interest is welcome.

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 27th

  • 16:30 Intro
  • 17:00 The core concepts of app icon design
  • 17:45 Break
  • 18:00 The icon design process & tools
  • 18:30 Workshop
  • 19:30 Wrap up & presentations
  • 20:00 Goodbye

Location

Robocat

Pilestræde 43, 2nd floor
1112 Copenhagen
Denmark

Concept & Pricing

Cat Academy is a new crowdfunded approach to learning. We’ve learned so much and we want to be able to organize courses, workshops and talks that benefit you. This is why we’ve taken a crowdfunded approach to ticket sales—a minimum amount of 5 seats needs to be reserved for the event to go forward.

We’re aiming for very compact, hands-on events that will help you get familiar with awesome subjects and leave you thirsty for more

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