Brandeis Precollege Program - App Design Boot Camp



Description: Learn about our App Design Boot Camp from our Computer Science professor Tim Hickey.

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TIM: My name is Tim Hickey and I'm a professor of Computer Science at Brandeis.

TIM: So the idea behind the App Design program is that we bring in students and in two weeks we teach them everything they need to know to build an interactive database-backed reactive web application, in a team of typically around six students.

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TIM: And then they go and present their ideas to Google.

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TIM: Our focus is on App Design because it's the area of computer science that you can have the most impact with the least previous experience.

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Text on screen: Eden L. Santa Rosa, CA

EDEN: When you're coding on your own, it's often very hard to find answers.

I'm often stuck in this situation where I can't find the exact, right piece of information I need, whereas here there are tons of teens who are willing to help me, who know what I'm going through and can give me the exact answer that I need.

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Text on screen: Iyassu K. Pelham, AL

IYASSU: So when I first got here, I thought I'd learn a lot about html more than anything, coding, but more than that, I learned about teamwork and friendship because there are random people I've never seen them before.

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At first, like, we couldn't come up with anything, but we started communicating and in a minute we were like boom, boom, boom.

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Now I have friends that I will talk to forever, ya know.

TIM: The United States is in dire need of computing professionals.

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There are projections that over the next decade we're going to have a million new jobs created in the computer science domain and I think this is something that could be very attractive to students, especially high school students, and maybe motivate them to pursuing a computer science major when they get in college.

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It's a wonderful feeling about being able to create something which could have an impact on the world.

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Text on screen: App Design Boot Camp

Text on screen: Brandeis Precollege Programs

Text on screen: For more information visit brandeis.edu/precollege