High School Coding & Robotics
High School Coding & Robotics, hosted by the UCT School of IT, is an engaging and educational six-day holiday camp, which will introduce students to multiple aspects of coding, including robotics and Sonic Pi. There will also be elements of visual programming and problem solving, as well as the opportunity to learn about various careers that make use of technology and coding.
If you have an interest in, and aptitude for technology and coding, this camp will provide you with an excellent foundation to further your skills and prepare you for more advanced courses and topics such as web development and robotics. You will also create and code projects at the camp, which you can show off to your friends and family.
In addition to the coding aspect, there will be a Design Thinking workshop, and a Design Thinking challenge which will run throughout the week. This will involve problem-solving and teamwork, and will end with a presentation on the final day of the camp, where you will demonstrate a prototype that you created as a team.
Last, but certainly not least, you will be given the opportunity to listen and speak to professionals from a variety of careers that use technology, to learn more about their jobs and how they got there.
If you are a motivated and curious high school student in Grade 10 - 12, who is passionate about technology and where it can take you, this camp is definitely for you. Apply now!
What you will learn
You programmed an actual robot to move in a specific pattern and create shapes.
You showed off your musical talent with a tune you created by coding on Sonic Pi.
You created working code by using programming logic and code building blocks, which translate across different programming languages.
Careers in Code
You listened to people talk about how they use technology and coding in their various jobs, and you had the opportunity to ask them questions to find out more about what they do and how they got there.
You were introduced to Design Thinking, and you used the skills you learnt to work as a team to find an innovative solution to a real-world problem. You also created a prototype of your solution and presented it on the final day of the camp.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
A DAY IN THE LIFE