Tufts University: Pre-College Coding 101

    Tufts University: Pre-College Coding 101


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Science, Web Design, Mathematics, Coding
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Call: 617-627-2926
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    With Coding 101, you'll begin to build the skills that will make contributions to the digital ecosystem and solve real world problems. Coding 101 is strategically designed to be suitable for students of all skill levels, whether you’re an expert or a newbie.

    This program will combine engaging lectures, skill-building workshops, and iterative app design which is critical to success in data-intensive fields.

    Each day there will be a new module, consisting of a practical lecture followed by a hands-on activity which applies those concepts and skills. Additionally, a speaker series and introduction to application development provides the tools, creativity, and expertise needed to develop a new app.

    Week One will start with basic programming building blocks in Python and setting up our computing environment for programming. Later that week, we dive into how to build a web server and store its data in a database. In the afternoon, the speaker series will explore what we can do with the skills we learn and why it matters.

    Week Two will see a series of workshops on application development, ethical, artistic and mathematical uses for Computer Science, and design principles will ignite our interest in how application development works, frameworks for development, and different types of applications. We will learn about visualization concepts as well as concepts in Machine Learning and Data Analysis.

    Participants will expand their social network of peers and gain insightful mentors while acquiring an understanding of the undergraduate collegiate experience through virtual activities and hangouts. They may even come away with an app that truly makes an impact on an area of interest. We hope to have you join us!

    Closing Event: App Showcase

    One of the highlights of our program is the opportunity for small groups of students to develop their own fully coded application, and to present their work in an end-of-program showcase. At the end of the summer, all groups will display their apps at a Virtual Student Showcase with the opportunity to explain their design, tech specs, and answer the questions of their peers and instructors. The virtual showcase will take place on July 24, 2021 at 3:30PM ET. A digital discussion board will be available so viewers can comment on various app projects and ask questions and, for students who can attend live, a Zoom discussion forum will be available for guests to ask questions! Friends and family are welcome to view all apps and participate in the digital discussion as well.

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