I’ve been exploring Glide for a while now and I’m amazed with the possibilities.
This is so inspiring that got me thinking that people should be teaching it at schools.
I’m just a marketeer and definitely not a teacher, but I wonder the difference it could make in the professional future of a 14 years old teenager that is struggling to connect what they learn in school with the real life skills demanded by the market.
This is a great way to take a spreadsheet, something that pretty much every Gen Z kid is born knowing how it works, and abstract it to the concept of databases and programming languages. It bridges the gap between people and technology, empowering them to actually come up with solutions without knowing much about design and software development. It’s a perfect gateway to get hooked dive deep on a promising career path.
It would be nice to have some sort of educational program, where Glide partners up with schools and provide special access to students. It could work kinda like Glide for Organizations, but with educational purposes and different prices. I can clearly see it becoming something huge and Glide beating the shit out of Adobe and Microsoft in this market.
What you guys think about it?
Does anyone have already tried to teach kids how to build apps with Glide?
Yup! I’m one of em! I ran a Glide camp earlier in the year and have trained over 30 teachers on how to use Glide in their classrooms. Teachers have used it to create gamification dashboards, reading logs and assignment management. Students have used it to create book reports, curated resource lists and questionnaires. I’ve been teaching my 12yo how to create apps and she’s in the middle of a Pinterest style vacation planner.
Teaching kids the power of nocode tools can certainly be a amazing way to empower them and prepare them for the future!
@Arthur_Bortolin I agree with you completely - Glide is so simple and amazing that a kid can manage it!
I speak with experience. I’m 13 years old and have been using Glide for a year now. When I started using Glide, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. All I wanted to create is a simple, informational website that had a good data editor. I fell in love with Glide immediately. It’s so smooth, so perfect, and so fast. I got informed of Glide in Producthunt. The amount of features that have been added between then and now is amazing.
So I agree, having kids learn Glide would just enrich their critical thinking and (possibly!) math skills. I’ve even taken it a step further and have a bit of CSS and HTML knowledge, only to get creative with the Rich Text component. The only thing stopping kids is the age restriction for Google Accounts. You need to be at least 13 years old to create an account - however, I haven’t met any kid that follows that rule
In conclusion, I think Glide is perfect for kids and adults. I got so inspired by Glide, that I already know what my first job is going to be! Working at Glide. They’re currently looking for a full-time Product Designer, which would be remote, but coincidentally, I live in San Francisco, the place where Glide was born!
@Arthur_Bortolin I totally agree! I have a desire to teach my students who are now 13-15 years old to work with the Glade program. They just recently learned Excel and this is a great application and preparation for Access databases