Young Hacks Academy - Rochester Area
TEAM ELEKTRA (Girls Ages 10-14 | Beginner-Intermediate)
A celebration of creative problem-solving and empowerment, YHA Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of computer science and digital expression can make a difference in the local and global community.
As a new tech start-up, Team Elektra members develop interactive stories using Scratch, and collaborate on inspirational videos and websites about meaningful issues. They learn how to use code to create a powerful message that communicates to the world who we are and the positive change that we seek. Following the lead of successful women shaping the future in tech, YHA Team Elektra unleashes confidence and life skills in a week full of creativity, design, color, and fun. Be yourself! Build your digital toolbox and make a difference!
BETA MASTERS (Ages 12-15| Beginner-Intermediate)
Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party in which friends and family act as investors.
INTERNET of THINGS (Ages 12-15 | Intermediate-Advanced)
For the emerging innovator with programming experience, YHA Internet of Things builds experiential knowledge through IoT design challenges. Students will code Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE), control electrical circuits and communicate with each other and the Internet. These design challenges present principles of computer science, computer networks, and electrical engineering within an authentic environment.