RTHS Coding for Fun

RTHS offers IT experiences in many different ways. From programming for FIRST Robotics,  after-school Gaming clubs and Technovation (Girls Who Code), the school has many ways that students who are keen to code and do so with others and advance their skills!

 

AP Computer Science

RTHS offers APCompSci to students beyond the 9th grade as an elective, through Edhesive. This online course is supervised by Mr. Farrlow.

 

Technovation for Girls

This competitive club leads teams of 5 girls through inventing a smartphone app, coding it and writing the product business and start up plan. The club competes nationally for prize money to launch the app.

 

FIRST Robotics

Team members program the robot and its controller system.

 

Summer Programs - Girls Make Games

Girls Make Games is coming back to Durham, NC!

 

Launched in 2014, GMG hosts a series of international summer camps designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video game development. Camp attendees are introduced to game design, programming, art, audio/music and entrepreneurship.

  

Age groups : 8-11 and 12-15 years

Camp Dates: July 11-29, 2016

Tuition: $1,500 (up to 100% financial aid available)   

Hours: 10am-4pm (early drop off/late pick up available)

Venue: Research Triangle High School, Durham NC (exact building/room TBA)

Camp Flyerhttp://girlsmakegames.com/gmgdurham.png

Registrationhttp://girlsmakegames.com/registration.html

 

GMG's flagship three week camp helps girls ages 8-15 take a creative concept and turn it into a fully functional prototype. Not only do campers have a finished product at the end of the three weeks, they also compete nationally for the top prize, a chance to have their video game developed and published by LearnDistrict, the educational company behind GMG. 

 

In 2014, "The Negatives", from the inaugural Bay Area camp, won grand prize for their game "The Hole Story", and raised over $31,000 to publish their game, on Kickstarter (learn more here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020158234/girls-make-games-grand-prize-winner)

The Negatives also won the Rising Stars Award from ID@Xbox at Independent Games Festival held on March 18, 2016.

 

Press:

What it's like to attend Girls Make Games, the all-girls game dev summer camp: http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/30/5952139/the-hole-story-girls-make-games-all-girls-game-camp-the-negatives

This is the future of video game development:

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/19/girls-make-games-igf-future-interview/

 

Please direct inquiries to: info@girlsmakegames.com

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