Hack Club Summer of Making - Mentors Wanted
Written by Sue Gee   
Tuesday, 02 June 2020

In partnership with Hack Club, GitHub has announced Summer of Making, a new free remote, student summer program bringing the science camp experience right to students’ doors for teenagers age 13-18.

Hack Club is a global network of student-led computer science clubs where members learn to code through tinkering and building projects. It accepts applications from on a rolling basis. It's philosophy starts from the premise:

Learning to code is uniquely like gaining a superpower: it converts you from a consumer to a creator. Suddenly, computers become a tool for creating.

and its recent headline claims: hccovid

Now, given that the facilities where summer activities take place are closed, Hack Club in partnership with GitHub, is going virtual, launching for a new remote student summer program, Hack Club Summer of Making.

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Starting in early July and running for six weeks, the program is open globally to teenagers aged 13-18 and entirely free. GitHub's blog post notes:

Whether students are building Arduino-powered robots or open-source games, we’re excited to launch this new program to see how students channel their passions and build a sense of community—just like we’ve seen for in-person summer science programs.

It also lists the resources students will have access to:

  • A network of 400+ Hack Clubs chapters, across 22 countries around the world

  • Free access to the best developer tools with the Student Developer Pack

  • Funding for hardware (as needed basis) from GitHub

  • Prototyping tools shipped to students’ homes with support from Adafruit and Arduino 

  • Mentorship from industry professionals 

In regard to this last point Hack Club is looking for mentors who are available to meet (online) with a student for half an hour every week for six weeks starting in July. The montor's role is to keep their student on track with their project, provide feedback, and even provide some technical guidance here. Everyone from engineers to project managers are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the program start on June 18th and students are invited to pre-register now by providing the name,email address, age and location plus a sentence or two about what they hope to learn.



More Information

Introducing Hack Club’s Summer of Making

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