12: Our Summer Gaming Bootcamp Re-capd
Ross is out yet again but Will has more details about exciting the Gaming Bootcamp events happening around Sioux Falls and the state.
Native American Gaming Bootcamp:
- 3-day camps and free
- Funded by AT&T, huge thanks to them
- Have six planned around the state; Sioux Falls, Chamberlain, Mission, still planning a few
- Bobby, our instructor, brings a lot of Native culture into the program
Gaming Bootcamps in Sioux Falls:
- Over 35 kids joined us this summer and 4 mentors or helpers
- Built 7 games in 5-days. Most games allow the kids to explore and create
- Custom Doodle Jump this year, huge success
- Always have a handful of kids who build their own custom games
- Host onsite at Raven and DocuTAP; great being on location, the kids love it
- We want kids to learn and understand the basics of coding.
- It’s not just a “play games” camp even though I could easily host “play games” camps all-day long!
- amazed as how well the kids understand writing code and the creativity. We really need to do a better job allowing kids to learn and explore.
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