Dawgbytes 2018

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Our summer camps introduce middle and high school students to computer science and engineering topics in a fun, inclusive week of learning.

The information below is from 2018, camp info for 2019 will be coming in Spring 2019

Our camps run from 9am until 4pm from Monday - Friday. We provide lunch and snacks at no extra cost to the student. All camps take place in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering on the Seattle Campus of the University of Washington. Scholarships are available - students who qualify will be notified in their acceptance to the camp.

Cost is $250, including a non-refundable $40 deposit. Scholarships available.

Web Design

Learn to create web pages and websites with themes and design that interest and appeal to your audience, present information using fonts and graphics that communicate without distracting, and develop usability and interactiveness with HTML, Java applets, and multimedia. Learn coding essentials without losing focus on the intent behind a well-designed and interesting website.

For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in Fall 2018: July 9 - July 13

For students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2018: August 6 - August 10

Mindstorms Robotics

Learn how to design, program and animate LEGO® robots using fun, kid-friendly software while developing mechanical, engineering, and problem solving abilities. Student teams will explore the exciting world of robotics using a powerful microcomputer brick, digital sensors, and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software. Students will be creating robots on the first day, all while building interpersonal skills through working in a collaborative team setting. Classmates work as a team to complete projects and win games created specifically for their age level and the Mindstorms robots.

For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in Fall 2018 (2 separate sessions) July 23 - July 27 OR July 30 - August 3

Computer Programming: From Prototypes to Projects

Participants will learn how to make games and more in two new programming languages. Also briefly introduces students to a wide range of computer-related topics including robotics, AI, graphics, and more. All campers will go from a paper sketch to a finished, interactive, shareable program at the end of the week.

Intended for applicants new to programming. Both programming languages covered in the class are well-suited for students with reading difficulties.

For students entering grades 5, 6, and 7 in Fall 2018: June 25 - June 29

Girls' Creative Project and Career Exploration

Participants will create projects of their choice—such as websites, apps, and games—in teams of 2-3 people, rotating between leadership, design, and coding roles within the team. Participants will receive project-specific lessons and guidance. They will also gain GitHub and debugging experience, as well as mentorship and workshops on career and internship preparation.
Basic experience with Java or HTML/CSS recommended

For High School girls with some coding experience in Java or HTML/CSS: June 25 - June 29

Google Apps

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows anyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. App Inventor has a blocks-based tool that facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in less time than traditional programming environments. Blocks-based coding programs inspire intellectual and creative empowerment and provides real empowerment for kids to make a difference in their academic development and problems solving capacity. App Inventor projects seek move students from technology consumption to technology creation.

For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in Fall 2018: August 20 - August 24

Alternate opportunities

We recognize that our camps do not meet everyone's needs. Here are alternate summer opportunities for K-12 students in the Puget Sound interested in computing:

Please note that these are not associated with the Paul G. Allen School or DawgBytes, but are other programs in the region