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 post-secondary education and portfolio development. Whether you’re college-bound, plan to jump straight into the workforce, or want to start your own business, Make.Hack.Build. can help you develop your passions, guide your career goals, and explore what it means to be a community leader. 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 NOW accepting applications for the Fall 2020 session. 



What are we doing?

In our fall Make.Hack.Build. session, you will learn how to make video games with Game Maker, a game engine great for first-time game makers and programmers. Discover how to take your game idea from conception to a working digital prototype, learn how to produce a game on your own or with others, and plan an event to show off your games!

When is it?

Our fall session will be held over twelve Saturdays from 1-3pm starting on Saturday, September 12 with the last meetup on Saturday, December 12. 

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 who is interested in inventing technologies that solve real-world problems is encouraged to apply. Twelve applicants will be accepted for the upcoming Fall 2020 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 game experience necessary. However, since this is an online class you will need a Windows and Mac computer that can run Game Maker.

How will participants be selected?

  • We will consider all eligible participants who have completed the online application form before the upcoming session.
  • We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program based on the applicant’s response 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.?

The deadline to apply is on August 29. Notices of acceptance will be sent on September 5.