Adafruit GFX and, LEDBackpack libraries - tips on how to get them working

I could do with an easy to port example of the adafruit bicolor 8x8 matrix. I have very little coding knowledge but I did manage to get it up and running on arduino but no idea what I need to do on soars core. I am also hoping the spark core can run on a closed wifi network, not connected to the Internet as i need it to work in the field… Literally!