Course Highlights

  • Experience the full cycle of product development: from architecture to APIs
  • Build a fully functioning mobile app for Android or iOS using block-based programming
  • Create a machine integrated mini project with an introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi hardware
  • Start thinking like a technologist and meet programmers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future

Course Highlights

  • Experience the full cycle of product development: from architecture to APIs
  • Build a fully functioning mobile app for Android or iOS using block-based programming
  • Create a machine integrated mini project with an introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi hardware
  • Start thinking like a technologist and meet programmers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future
  • W H E N
    • Early July: July 13-July 25, 2020
    • Late July: July 27-August 8, 2020
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? 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.

Excursions may include startups and other technology companies in Washington D.C.

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.

 

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.