Summer Computing Experience (AccessComputing News - Jan 2010)

Rob Roth, AccessComputing Staff

Five deaf and hard-of-hearing students from California, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Washington attended a one-week Summer Computing Experience at the University of Washington. This was an opportunity for high school students to experience what computing is all about. They went on field trips to Adobe, Google, Valve, and Microsoft's Home of the Future and had fun learning about Seattle on the famous Ride the Ducks tour.

Every morning the students attended an animation class and learned basic animation techniques, as well as the programming aspects behind animation cells. They also met the three principals of DeafCode and learned about entrepreneurship in computing. Motivated by this exciting introduction, some participants are now thinking about applying for the 2010 Summer Academy!