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Advanced Development with Python

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 13 - 17
  • Skill Level: Intermediate–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

Level up your knowledge of Python by developing games and exploring more advanced coding concepts and algorithms. You may find that designing and coding puzzles can be even more fun than playing them! As you go, you’ll figure out the answers to your own questions, implementing algorithms that beat your own games for you. Are you faster than a computer, or can you teach your program to surpass even your own abilities?

Tools: Python

Topics Covered

  • Explore advanced Python coding concepts and algorithms
  • Create games with the PyGame library
  • Design algorithms that play games
  • Program puzzles for humans and computers alike

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

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Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Far from being limited to software and AI development, Python is a great programming language for game design. So, as teens’ coding abilities grow, this is an excellent language to have in their repertoire. Creative types enjoy using Python for its beautiful game graphics, rapid prototyping, and ability to add enhancements to video games. Read more about the top benefits of building  advanced Python skills.

Ever wonder how a computer can defeat chess grandmasters? Algorithms are essentially electronic problem-solvers: the more teens grow their Python programming skills, the more complex the problems and solutions become! Game design is an ideal context for advanced Python algorithms like computer–generated gameplay: it’s as motivating as it is challenging for teens!

Python has many sophisticated applications, but its straightforward syntax makes it approachable to learn. If your child is looking expand their coding repertoire and refine their skills, Python is an excellent choice. Plus, by combining coding with creating arcade games, kids can combine the creativity of a game designer with the logic of programming for a unique, well-rounded learning experience.

Python programming skills are fundamental to college majors like computer science, game design engineering, and more. From there, fast-growing, lucrative careers in data science, software engineering, and many more await those with strong Python skills! Learn more with 10 Reasons to Learn Python.

This course is intended for students who have completed a related course or have equivalent experience. With our small class sizes, each student will continue to receive individual attention and learn at their own pace.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run an online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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