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 20-July 2, 2021
    • Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021
    • Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

    Commuter: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

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.

Previous excursions included Apple New Haven.

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

George Pillar III, MSCS

Mr. Pillar has worked in the technology field for over 40 years. Prior to his work in industry, providing technology and information consulting to public and private companies, he was in the United States Air Force and trained in the maintenance of crypto-computer systems. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Haven and Manchester Community College where he teaches  C++ & Java programming, Network Essentials, Intro to Info Technology, among other applications. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute..

Note: Summer Springboard – Session 1-3 – 2021 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.