If you love tablets, smart phones and game devices, this camp just might channel that passion into a digital career. You’ll get a blast out of creating technology instead of just using it! You’ll start by building your own computer with the wildly popular Raspberry Pi (buy it through UGA or on your own). It’s jam packed with the acclaimed Raspberry Pi “brain,” a power supply, operating system, memory, HDMI cable, and everything else you need to get going as a technology guru. Then you’ll learn to code your new computer to draw, make music, build your own games, turn on a coffee pot with a light switch, or whatever. The possibilities are endless in this awesome camp for emerging hackers!
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Early drop off is available between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $450
This course is appropriate for both beginners and students with some previous coding experience.
Jef Whatley has dedicated his life to the study of emerging technology and helping others adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape. Jef has his MA in Instructional Technology from Piedmont University and a BA in German from the University of Alabama. He has spent over a decade as an instructional technologist and research librarian. His attitude towards learning focuses on the application of knowledge outside of the classroom and his main goal is to lead learners to communicate openly and work collaboratively to achieve greater accomplishments. Jef has also been a part of the Athens, GA music scene for nearly 20 years as a musician and staff member/manager at the 40 Watt Club. With additional background in numerous other fields, Jef is constantly looking for new perspectives and experiences that lead to growth and understanding.