Make.Hack.Build. & Make.Hack.Build. Plus
Creators ages 12-18 are invited to apply to our new program which teaches technology skills and provides professional experiences to prepare them for the next level.
Make.Hack.Build. is a collaborative program for creators ages 12 to 18 that enables participants to learn life, technology, and leadership skills by engaging in fun projects for themselves and the community. It also serves as an opportunity for learning new skills that can improve professional and life development. Whether you’re college-bound, plan to jump straight into the workforce, or want to start a new hobby, Make.Hack.Build. can help you develop your passions, guide your career goals, and find fun in technology. Make.Hack.Build. is a dynamic and flexible program that welcomes all skill levels. Just bring your passion and willingness to learn!
Make.Hack.Build. runs three times a year for twelve weeks. Each session has a different theme that is centered on creating for change. Past participants have made projects with various tech mediums like virtual reality, game development, and microcontrollers. If you’re interested in leading quarterly tech projects and contributing to Do Space’s community, apply below!
We are not accepting applications for the current session, but you can still apply for future sessions below.
What are we doing?
During our summer 2021 session, we are creating mobile apps for our phones and tablets. Make.Hack.Build. attendees will spend the summer inventing technologies to solve real problems in their peers or their own lives. In the process, students learn design thinking and programming as tools for solving real-world problems.
Classes will be online via Zoom. You will need a computer and access to the internet to attend. Our summer session is currently full.
When is it?
Our summer session will be held over ten Saturdays from 1-3PM starting on May 29 with the last meetup on August 14. The starting date for the fall Make.Hack.Build. session will be announced in September.
Who can apply?
Anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 interested in leading and creating projects themed around virtual reality that include interactive media, film, and technology are encouraged to apply. Twelve applicants will be accepted for the upcoming session.
What skills do I need?
All you need is some basic computer skills, like navigating the internet, and a “whatever it takes” attitude! No programming or film experience necessary.
How will participants be selected?
- We will consider all eligible participants who have completed the online application form one week prior to the upcoming session.
- We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program based on applicant responses to the short essay questions.
- We will strive to create an inclusive and diverse group of participants.
When will I find out if I am selected for Make.Hack.Build.?
Notices of acceptance will be sent out five days prior to the session at the latest.
MakeHackBuild Plus is a 14-week intermediate tech project-based program for High Schoolers. This is for teens looking to learn advanced technology skills to help them achieve their goals or check out a fun new hobby.
MHB+ does require computer skills such as coding, video editing experience, digital game design, or just advanced computer literacy skills. If you do not know your way around a computer, please try signing up for Make.Hack.Build. to explore some incredible new tools.
Session: Unity Edition
What are we doing?
Bring your ideas to life with game development. We are learning Unity, a game engine, to create games. We spend 8 of the 14 weeks learning the game engine, game design, and C#. The last six weeks are for making your prototype games to be shown in your own Do Space event.
When is it?
Our fall session is held over 14 Saturdays from 1-3 pm, starting on September 18 and ends with Demo Day on December 18.
Who can apply?
Any high schooler between ages 13-19 is interested in digital interactive media and has some digital development experience.
How Much Will it Cost?
Nothing! Like all Do Space programs, this Bootcamp is FREE to the public.
Do I need to provide anything?
This class is in person. All you will need is a flash drive or cloud drive to save your projects.
When will I find out if I am selected?
The deadline to apply is September 11. Notices of acceptance will be sent out via email no later than September 16.