If you were around BDD during the months of July and August then you might have noticed a group of people younger than the usual crowd. In case you were wondering, these were the students from the Teens Who Code summer camp that Beirut Digital District was proud to host.
The first of its kind in Lebanon, “Teens Who Code” is a coding school that teaches students under the age of 18 how to program a computer. The graduates of this summer camp have turned out to be young programmers who can build websites, mobile apps, computer software and a lot more!
Their vision is to raise a generation who will change the world, and they plan to do so by interactive coding sessions, projects, courses, hackathons, meetups & competitions.
Teens Who Code stood proof that the younger the person, the more potential they have. The one month summer camp was not limited to teaching a number participants how to code, they were taught applied skills in several fields such as: how to use Arduino an open-source electronic platform, the ins and outs of Photography, how to use Photoshop to create logos, T-shirt designs, posters and more, how to transform a 2D design into a 3D figurine using Clay Modelling, Creative Writing, what Social Media platforms are important right now and how to use them effectively, what Entrepreneurship is and how to start your own business and much more!
The students were also able to visit several companies at BDD, meet with their founders who gave the students tips on how to start their own businesses in the future and answered any questions they had.
To everyone that took part in this year’s summer camp, we wish you all the success in your future endeavors and we hope to see you as part of our community one day!