DBVI Offers Virtual Coding Summer Camp

The VA Department of Blind and Visually Impaired is excited to announce the CyberWarriors Coding & Automation Experts Virtual Stem Workshops. This summer, they are offering 3 exciting virtual camp opportunities for ages 13 and up.

Python & Security
June 21-25, 9:00am-Noon

In the Python & Security course, high school students and middle school students will learn the fundamentals of Python. Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language used for automation and AI in today’s world. Students will apply Python to the Raspberry Pi to create projects.

This Python & Security class for high school students will provide hands-on experience with Python and Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

Ethical Hacking Stack & RPA Automation
July 26-30, 9:00am-Noon

In the Eth Stack course, high school students and middle school students will learn Linux Fundamentals; How to run a Linux Operating System; RPA Fundamentals; Hands-on UiPath Fundamentals; and Ethical Hacking 101. Ethical hacking in high school students introduces valuable cybersecurity skills in a fun and interesting way that will set you up for a solid foundation.

This Ethical Hacking class for high school students will provide hands-on experience as white hat hackers. Data breaches are only growing and you will be able to learn the basics. Students will not only learn how to set up a network but also how to hack into them. This class will open your eyes to potential security risks as well as how to prevent them in the real world. This will also give students a taste of career opportunities that could be waiting for them if they pursue the subject after High School.

August 2-6, 9:00am-Noon

In the web programming course, high school students and middle school students discover how websites are built and learn the foundational languages and coding techniques of modern web development, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Students also explore new capabilities available through the most recent version of the HTML specification, HTML5, and learn the basics of mobile-friendly responsive web design using CSS3. Students are also introduced to content management systems through WordPress. No prior design or coding experience is necessary for this program.

This web programming class for high school students focuses primarily on the coding and development aspects of web site creation.  For students interested in gaining experience with user experience (UX) and visual design for the web, the web design summer course is a great option to take either on its own or prior to enrollment in this course.


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