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Camp Helps Area Youths Learn Computer Programming

For two weeks in June, nearly 100 local and area middle and high school students got to preview what it’s like to be a computer science major at Angelo State.

Dr. William WolfeDr. William WolfeDr. William Wolfe, chair of ASU’s Computer Science Department, directed the annual ASU Code Camp utilizing three different computer labs in the ASU Mathematics-Computer Science Building. The students learned to design, implement and test computer code using the Java programming language and Unity3D Game Engine program. 

The ASU camp has been around since 2008 when it started as the ASU Gaming Academy and concentrated exclusively on teaching about 20 high school students a year how to design and build video games. 

Since Wolfe took over the camp in 2012, he has expanded the scope to include computer coding, extended the length from one week to two weeks, and greatly increased the number of openings by inviting youths of all ages. With more students able to participate, the price is now just $30 per person. 

No programming experience is required to attend the camp, and the students are grouped for projects according to their level of coding knowledge and skills. Advanced students get to work in ASU’s state-of-the-art Entertainment Computing Lab.

Anyone wishing more information on the annual ASU Code Camp should email the Computer Science Department or call 325-942-2101.

  • Tom Nurre

    Tom Nurre

    Tom Nurre is a news and information specialist at Angelo State University. 
    E-mail Tom at tom.nurre@angelo.edu.