SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMs

Hello World summer programs are one-week immersive courses held at technology hubs in downtown Austin. Each program runs Monday-Friday with a shortened day including a Student Showcase event on Saturday. See program flyer here.


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GEOPHYSICS & DRONE PROGRAMMING

June 4 - 9   |   9am-5pm   |   Hack Reactor in Downtown Austin

Course is available to students ages 8-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience

This course tracks along the JavaScript vertical and is built on a series of drone coding challenges incorporating the study of geophysics, which requires landscape analysis and earth sciences, with the ultimate purpose of programming complex flight plans for societal missions such as disaster mitigation, intelligence surveillance, and environmental preservation. Students will program and test real drones with built-in wireless capacities controlled with JavaScript code; this precisely simulates engineering concepts behind modern day government, defense, and industry standard drones, some of which span 130 feet and cost $2M. Coursework includes practical experience with scientific computing, programming in JavaScript, and an overview of the policy implications of drone proliferation. Through various coding projects and challenges, beginner band students (JavaScript 1, JavaScript 2, etc.) will complete common tasks performed by programmers such as dependency installation, flight plan model prediction, feature extraction, and decision tree application. Learn More →

GEOPHYSICS & DRONE PROGRAMMING

June 4-June 9   |   9am-5pm   |   Hack Reactor in Downtown Austin
Course is available to students ages 8-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience
Early Enrollment Closes 3/18 (limited seats): $899
Regular Enrollment: $1059

Hello World Studio | Software Engineering | Summer Camp This course tracks along the JavaScript vertical and is built on a series of drone coding challenges incorporating the study of geophysics, which requires landscape analysis and earth sciences, with the ultimate purpose of programming complex flight plans for societal missions such as disaster mitigation, intelligence surveillance, and environmental preservation. Students will program and test real drones with built-in wireless capacities controlled with JavaScript code; this precisely simulates engineering concepts behind modern day government, defense, and industry standard drones, some of which span 130 feet and cost $2M. Coursework includes practical experience with scientific computing, programming in JavaScript, and an overview of the policy implications of drone proliferation.

Through various coding projects and challenges, beginner band students (JavaScript 1, JavaScript 2, etc.) will complete common tasks performed by programmers such as dependency installation, flight plan model prediction, feature extraction, and decision tree application. Upper bands will engage in increasingly complex challenges around building and deploying dynamic server-side applications using Node.js, and utilizing data collected by drones to inform flight missions.

Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 7 students per instructor. Our instructors are software engineers and computer scientist who are currently leading professionals in the technology industry. Students will be grouped by age and level of experience – we are open to all levels and utilize a robust, proprietary blended learning platform to differentiate based on previous exposure to engineering concepts, with the ultimate aim of laying the foundation for successful careers in tomorrow’s technology-driven world. We would also like to strongly encourage girls to join the program - early exposure to computer science and engineering concepts improves confidence in the field and significantly increases students' likelihood of majoring in these subjects in college!

Sessions take place from 9am-5pm at Hack Reactor’s professional programming space in downtown Austin. Parking is not required as our operations team will facilitate a seamless drop-off and pick-up system for the program. Saturday is a shortened day including a Student Showcase event where students show off to friends and family what they’ve learned throughout the week. Laptops and all other learning materials are provided by Hello World. Please note two snacks are provided per day but students should pack a lunch or bring lunch money for supervised trips to nearby restaurants (Chipotle, etc.).

$1059

$899*

*Limited Seats

*Early Enrollment Closes 3/18

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iOS App Development with Swift

June 25 - 30   |   9am-5pm   |   Galvanize in Downtown Austin

Course is available to students ages 7-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience

This course tracks along the Swift programming vertical and covers the fundamentals of iOS application development, a powerful new programming language from Apple. Students will gain familiarity with standard iOS development tools such as Xcode, Interface Builder, and the iOS Simulator. The course is comprised of a series of increasingly complex, hands-on challenges requiring students to build a range of fully-functioning apps from scratch, including those that require camera integration, user interactions, voice manipulation, and data management. Students in this course will become proficient with Swift syntax, object oriented principles, memory storage, and programming functions. Students in beginner bands (Swift 1, Swift 2, etc.) will focus on building storyboards, gaining comfort with the programming environments, and designing interfaces that focus on purpose and usability (e.g. how the app responds to swipes/clicks). Learn More →

iOS App Development with Swift

June 25 - 30   |   9am-5pm   |   Galvanize in Downtown Austin
Course is available to students ages 7-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience
Early Enrollment Closes 3/18 (limited seats): $799
Regular Enrollment: $989

Hello World Studio | Summer Camp This course tracks along the Swift programming vertical and covers the fundamentals of iOS application development, a powerful new programming language from Apple. Students will gain familiarity with standard iOS development tools such as Xcode, Interface Builder, and the iOS Simulator. The course is comprised of a series of increasingly complex, hands-on challenges requiring students to build a range of fully-functioning apps from scratch, including those that require camera integration, user interactions, voice manipulation, and data management.

Students in this course will become proficient with Swift syntax, object oriented principles, memory storage, and programming functions. Students in beginner bands (Swift 1, Swift 2, etc.) will focus on building storyboards, gaining comfort with the programming environments, and designing interfaces that focus on purpose and usability (e.g. how the app responds to swipes/clicks). Upper band students will focus on building navigation-based apps, integrating dynamic content from external web services such as maps, Facebook, etc., and programming in Objective-C.

Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 7 students per instructor. Our instructors are software engineers and computer scientist who are currently leading professionals in the technology industry. Students will be grouped by age and level of experience – we are open to all levels and utilize a robust, proprietary blended learning platform to differentiate based on previous exposure to engineering concepts, with the ultimate aim of laying the foundation for successful careers in tomorrow’s technology-driven world. We would also like to strongly encourage girls to join the program - early exposure to computer science and engineering concepts improves confidence in the field and significantly increases students' likelihood of majoring in these subjects in college!

Sessions take place from 9am-5pm at Galvanize’s professional programming space in downtown Austin. Downtown parking is not required as our operations team will facilitate a seamless drop-off and pick-up system for the program. Saturday is a shortened day including a Student Showcase event where students show off to friends and family what they’ve learned throughout the week. Laptops and all other learning materials are provided by Hello World. Please note two snacks are provided per day but students should pack a lunch or bring lunch money for supervised trips to nearby restaurants (Chipotle, etc.).

$989

$799*

*Limited Seats

*Early Enrollment Closes 3/18

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Game Engineering

July 9 - 14   |   9am-5pm   |   Capital Factory in Downtown Austin

Course is available to students ages 7-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience

This course tracks along the C#/Java vertical and introduces students to the complex and interconnected components of game development including program design, conditional algorithms, and game-specific systems and networks. Students will experience the creative power of game design on the Unity or GameMaker game engine (depending on age), which has been used by industry giants such as Electronic Arts and has many applications outside of games as seen by NASA, LEGO, and Warner Bros. In this course students will create their very own game using Unity and C# or GameMaker and GML; older students will have the option to create virtual reality games. The course will cover component-oriented design patterns of Unity and GameMaker by experimenting with components such as rigidbodies (for physics), colliders (for collision), audio sources (for audio), and particle systems (for effects such as fire, rain, and explosions). Learn More →

Game Engineering

July 9 - 14   |   9am-5pm   |   Capital Factory in Downtown Austin
Course is available to students ages 7-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience
Early Enrollment Closes 3/18 (limited seats): $799
Regular Enrollment: $989

Hello World Studio | GAME ENGINEERING AND DESIGN | Summer Camp This course tracks along the C#/Java vertical and introduces students to the complex and interconnected components of game development including program design, conditional algorithms, and game-specific systems and networks. Students will experience the creative power of game design on the Unity or GameMaker game engine (depending on age), which has been used by industry giants such as Electronic Arts and has many applications outside of games as seen by NASA, LEGO, and Warner Bros. In this course students will create their very own game using Unity and C# or GameMaker and GML; older students will have the option to create virtual reality games.

The course will cover component-oriented design patterns of Unity and GameMaker by experimenting with components such as rigidbodies (for physics), colliders (for collision), audio sources (for audio), and particle systems (for effects such as fire, rain, and explosions). In order to best express and control these components, students will manipulate raw abilities of both game engines and programming languages. Students in beginner bands (C#/Java 1, C#/Java 2, etc.) will focus on utilizing the broad capabilities of the GameMaker platform, creating separate events, routines, and a basic game loop. Upper band students will program in Unity and engage in advanced scripting to create game layers and define game concepts, rules, and requirements for multiple players. The course also centers around students making their own game prototype, which allows them the ability to explore in great depth any combination of topics they find interesting.

Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 7 students per instructor. Our instructors are software engineers and computer scientist who are currently leading professionals in the technology industry. Students will be grouped by age and level of experience – we are open to all levels and utilize a robust, proprietary blended learning platform to differentiate based on previous exposure to engineering concepts, with the ultimate aim of laying the foundation for successful careers in tomorrow’s technology-driven world. We would also like to strongly encourage girls to join the program - early exposure to computer science and engineering concepts improves confidence in the field and significantly increases students' likelihood of majoring in these subjects in college!

Sessions take place from 9am-5pm at Capital Factory’s technology hub in downtown Austin. Downtown parking is not required as our operations team will facilitate a seamless drop-off and pick-up system for the program. Saturday is a shortened day including a Student Showcase event where students show off to friends and family what they’ve learned throughout the week. Laptops and all other learning materials are provided by Hello World. Please note two snacks are provided per day but students should pack a lunch or bring lunch money for supervised trips to nearby restaurants (Chipotle, etc.).

$989

$799*

*Limited Seats

*Early Enrollment Closes 3/18

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AMAZON ALEXA & NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

July 23 - 28   |   9am-5pm   |   Capital Factory in Downtown Austin

Course is available to students ages 8-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience

This course tracks along the Python vertical and integrates a range of topics at the nexus of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics. Natural language processing is one of the most influential technologies of the information age and enables computers to analyze, understand, and derive meaning from human language in ways that are intelligent and useful. All students will build Alexa extension of their own choosing, allowing them to explore in great depth many combinations of topics they find interesting (e.g. get Alexa to interact with cat noises). Coursework includes the necessary programming skills to go through the steps of creating one’s own Alexa extension using Python. Beginner band students (Python 1, Python 2, etc.) will focus on designing and implementing rules that allow Alexa to function better and upper bands will start with rules and then learn how AI techniques can generate a more flexible system. Learn More →

AMAZON ALEXA & NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

July 23 - July 28   |   9am-5pm   |   Capital Factory in Downtown Austin
Course is available to students ages 8-18; Students will be separated into multiple sections by age and programming experience
Early Enrollment Closes 3/18 (limited seats): $899
Regular Enrollment: $1059

Hello World Studio | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | Summer Camp This course tracks along the Python vertical and integrates a range of topics at the nexus of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics. Natural language processing is one of the most influential technologies of the information age and enables computers to analyze, understand, and derive meaning from human language in ways that are intelligent and useful. All students will build Alexa extension of their own choosing, allowing them to explore in great depth many combinations of topics they find interesting (e.g. get Alexa to interact with cat noises).

Coursework includes the necessary programming skills to go through the steps of creating one’s own Alexa extension using Python. Beginner band students (Python 1, Python 2, etc.) will focus on designing and implementing rules that allow Alexa to function better and upper bands will start with rules and then learn how AI techniques can generate a more flexible system.

Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 7 students per instructor. Our instructors are software engineers and computer scientist who are currently leading professionals in the technology industry. Students will be grouped by age and level of experience – we are open to all levels and utilize a robust, proprietary blended learning platform to differentiate based on previous exposure to engineering concepts, with the ultimate aim of laying the foundation for successful careers in tomorrow’s technology-driven world. We would also like to strongly encourage girls to join the program - early exposure to computer science and engineering concepts improves confidence in the field and significantly increases students' likelihood of majoring in these subjects in college!

Sessions take place from 9am-5pm at Capital Factory’s technology hub in downtown Austin. Downtown parking is not required as our operations team will facilitate a seamless drop-off and pick-up system for the program. Saturday is a shortened day including a Student Showcase event where students show off to friends and family what they’ve learned throughout the week. Laptops and all other learning materials are provided by Hello World. Please note two snacks are provided per day but students should pack a lunch or bring lunch money for supervised trips to nearby restaurants (Chipotle, etc.).

$1059

$899*

*Limited Seats

*Early Enrollment Closes 3/18

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