Course Highlights

  • Learn the most practical programming techniques used by Google and Facebook - Raspberry Pi and Python.
  • Create a machine integrated mini project and apply math and physics concepts to interactive programming activities.
  • Boost your video game career by using Python to create your own 2D platforming game.
  • Start thinking like a technologist and meet programmers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future.

Course Highlights

  • Learn the most practical programming techniques used by Google and Facebook - Raspberry Pi and Python.
  • Create a machine integrated mini project and apply math and physics concepts to interactive programming activities.
  • Boost your video game career by using Python to create your own 2D platforming game.
  • Start thinking like a technologist and meet programmers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future.
  • W H E N
    • Late June: June 21-July 3, 2020
    • Early July: July 5-July 17, 2020
    • Late July: July 19-July 31, 2020
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

This program challenges students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions. Students will be exposed to the whole cycle of product development from database architecture and APIs to debugging.

Last year, students got the opportunity to visit technology companies such as Thunkable and Google Geo Education. Thunkable staff members described their scholastic and career journeys and the different responsibilities that they have with the team. Nearly all of the employees are graduate and undergraduate students at MIT and worked on the original MIT App Inventor project. Students also got a behind the scenes tour of Google, where they heard an insightful talk from the Google Earth Education Team.

The curriculum is tailor-made to the skills of each individual student so beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome.

Hands-On Learning

Spend most of the first week learning block-based Java programming for Android and iOS operating systems. The exercises and tutorials quickly help students build capacity with coding, abstraction, algorithms and data management within a program.

The second week involves active coding in small groups with intense research and collaboration. This approach involves an introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi hardware which will allow students to create a mini-project by using the sensors and LED matrix on the Sense HAT technology.

Career Exploration

This module will dive deeper into newsworthy advances in technology and give high school students a first-hand look at related questions and issues. We will discuss the wide variety of professions within the field of technology such as UX / UI design, programming, project management, and quality assurance. You'll get a deeper sense of your unique motivations and aptitudes and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices. This helps students make better informed decisions about some of life’s most important choices.

Instructor

Sean Choi, Ph.D.

Sean Choi - CS instructor
Sean completed a Ph.D. in the electrical engineering department and a M.S. degree in computer science at Stanford University and B.S. degree in computer science and business economics and management at California Institute of Technology. After finishing the masters degree and before returning as a Ph.D. student, Sean worked at LinkedIn as a data engineer and worked at VMware as a senior member of technical staff. He is currently working at Facebook as a Research Scientist in data center networking group.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.