Students learned the basics of Game Design and Development in a comprehensive series of workshops. The lessons walked through game genres, the design process, and coding a game. At the end, students participated in a game development competition to win over $200 in prizes.2011 - present
Through a series of 4 interactive workshops, participants learned about online safety and ethics, became familiar with cybersecurity concepts, basic digital forensic techniques such as steganography techniques and analyzing files, and gained better understanding of how the Internet works. At the end, participants were able to hear from experts in the field of cybersecurity, including the founder of IoT Village and ex-Microsoft CTO of security. The program concluded with a CTF-style competition where students applied their newfound knowledge to solve a multitude of cybersecurity challenges and win cash prizes!
Students learned directly from speakers including leaders from Qualcomm, Northrop Grumman, and successful co-founders and CFOs on the newest and up and coming industries in a half-day, free-of-cost conference. Speakers presented on topics of their expertise in 30 minute talks followed by audience Q&As.
Students took part in a comprehensive business course with topics such as economics, finance, business plans, and business factors. The curriculum was designed by our experienced instructors such as DECA state finalists and social entrepreneurs to create content-filled classes with lecture and activity portions. Students created their own business plans and worked to design a business idea of their own interest, and have the opportunity to use the coding/web development skills they learned in our previous workshops in implementing their idea.
Students attended a 4 class series on the basics of Python. From basic printing to functions and libraries, students learned how to turn their ideas to life with Python. It was the first exposure to coding for many of them.