Be a programmer!
Animation Academy (grades 7-12), July 16 - 20, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Bring your art to life through animation! Create your own short, animated movie using Adobe Flash® software. Get the “tricks of the trade” from a professional animator, such as techniques animation studios use to develop their ideas into award-winning animated films. Apply some Principles of Animation such as Staging, Squash & Stretch, Timing and Anticipation to make your characters’ movements more lifelike and believable. Add a few synchronized sound effects to enhance your film!
Coding Camp: Computer Science Essentials (grades 6-8), July 23 - 27, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
- Programming is the new literacy in this digital age. Learn coding skills and concepts such as binary numbers, image representation, sorting algorithms, and more through hands-on projects. Build your own tiny computer to learn how embedded systems can interact with the real world through "sensing and acting." Enjoy brown bag lunch sessions with a wide range of professional programmers from a variety of fields. Take home your very own tiny computer!
CyberAcademy: Hacker Defense Training (grades 9-12), July 16 - 20, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri., except Thursday 9:30 AM - 4 PM, at PSU
- Encrypt, defend and exploit. In our expanding cyber world nothing is secure, only well-protected. Dive into the world of cyber security as you practice applying concepts centered on HTTP protocol, authentication issues, web-application-logic flaws, and other security issues. Learn to examine compiled software, determine its purpose, and analyze its weaknesses. Train to recognize the vulnerability inherent in the web, from scraping personal information to phishing. This academy is comprised of individual classes covering Web Security, Cyber Vulnerability, and Embedded Security. Students will be exposed to careers in this fast-growing field through activities such as field trips and industry professional guest speakers.
Game Development Camp (grades 7-9), June 25 - 29, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri., at SA-Beaverton
- Design, program and beta-test your own video games using Game Maker Studio and the Unity game engine. Develop old-school Mario-style platform games, or Zelda-like games where you design the rooms. Learn object-oriented programming concepts as well how to create 2D and 3D worlds. Create your own retro-pixellated or futuristic graphics for your game.
Geek Chic: Computer Camp for Girls
(grades 4-5), July 30 - Aug. 3, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at St. Mary's Academy
(grades 6-8), July 23 - 27, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at St. Mary's Academy
- Would you like to animate and produce a movie? Construct a robotic pet and direct it to do tricks? Design a video game featuring you and your friends as characters? Join us at Geek Chic where being a computer geek is chic and coding is cool. You will move between three classes, taught by female computer scientists, as you learn computer skills while focusing on creative projects. Create an animated film using Alice software, which includes worlds and characters you can manipulate using programming basics such as loops, lists and objects. Design and code your own video game using Game Maker. You will learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your game, add more features and increase the difficulty level. Construct a robotic animal using the LEGO Mindstorm system and program it to act like a real pet. Make full use of light sensors, rotation sensors and touch sensors to make the interaction with the pets as realistic as possible. Out of class activities, both tech and non-tech, will allow you to interact with other campers in games and creative projects.