Student Victor Rivera recently wrote a blog post for Camp Interactive, the program he helped pilot last year at Fannie Lou Hamer. Victor, along with other students. Victor spent time at school learning to code, creating apps, and presenting his work at conferences and tech meet-ups. Of his experience with Camp Interactive, he says:
"I became involved with C/I because I love technology and I love to work with computers. Not a lot of kids can experience and learn about computer science. The Camp/Interactive Young Entrepreneur Summit in Montauk was really fun because I got to get out of the city and develop Android mobile apps. I have created a mobile app already but it was fun to do it in Montauk with professional panelists coming out every day. During the summit I was assigned to a team and we decided to develop an app called “KLSWCH”, which we designed for teens who use their mobile devices too much. KLSWCH is a self-control application that can help teenagers manage their cell phone usage".
Students have the opportunity to work with programs like Camp Interactive during our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon classes, and after school. A complete guide to our many partner opportunities for students can be found here.
Read the rest of Victor's blog post here.