Devcamp Summer Courses 2012
Devcamp aims to nurture East London young people aged 14-18 on the doorstep of Tech City by offering them 3, 5 day summer courses designed to teach them how to build apps for Facebook, smartphones and the web.
Volunteers from the digital sector get involved and provide practical help with writing code as well as talking about careers to connect the students with the industry and make it feel more accessible and approachable.
DevCamp seeks out talented young people offering them a unique opportunity to gain access to role models from within the industry who can teach and inspire them. We will teach skills in developing apps for Facebook, phone and web aiming to put young people firmly on a path to careers in industries they might not be familiar with nor know how to access them.
Our aims are:
To inspire young people from East London about the digital sector and teach them skills they need to participate in it
To build a bridge between the digital sector and the young people who live on it’s doorstep
To grow Devcamp into a sustainable programme providing a career pathway for local young people into the digital sector.
The courses will take place over three consecutive weeks in August 2012 and include:
Learn to build your own Facebook app
Monday 13 – Friday 17 August / 11am – 5pm / Free
Learn to build your own smartphone app
Monday 20 – Friday 24 August / 11am – 5pm / Free
Learn to build your own web app
Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 August / 11am – 5pm / Free
Students can register for the courses on the Futureversity website: www.futureversity.org. For more info visit: www.devcamp.org.uk .
The programme is supported by partners including Seatwave.com, The Baskin Family Foundation and Futureversity.
Rich Mix would like to thank all the Devcamp partners.
We delivered 3 pilot courses in Summer 2011. All 3 courses were oversubscribed and we received excellent, feedback from students and industry volunteers. Feedback shows that students particularly enjoyed meeting new people, learning about apps and the opportunity to meet industry professionals was really important for them.
73% of students who filled in the course feedback forms now feel that they are in a better position to think about a future job.