Most Nigerian teens look forward to their long vacation from July – September of every year, it is usually a period to get away from the rigors of academics and to have lots of fun. However, this period can be optimized by ensuring that the young ones have fun while learning new skills.
Unilag Consult’s Cyber Camp 2018 for teenagers is the first edition of its kind, the initiative was born on the premise and need to capacitate young Nigerians with modern technological skill-sets in various areas.
The world as we know it today has evolved exponentially and continues to do so, especially in the area of Information Technology. A report from the United States Bureau of Statistics showed that Computer occupations made up nearly 45 percent of Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) employments in the United States in 2015. While it projects employment in computer occupations to increase by 12.5 percent from 2014 to 2024, and due to its large employment size, this growth is expected to result in nearly half a million new jobs, far more than any other STEM group.
We intend to adopt a project based (practical) delivery model at impacting the participants with real world skills.
1. Web Development
2. Mobile Apps / Application Programming
Build an original app for Android or iOS by learning the fundamentals of app development; programming, event handling, debugging, design and prototyping. Create simple interfaces, manage multiple views and learn to code in Swift, Python, Java, Scratch and more.
3. Digital Illustration + Animation
Discover the design process as you explore 2D illustration and animation by drawing and illustrating your own animations. Learn to use Photoshop and Toon Boom Harmony to get an in-depth look at the professional animation pipeline, focusing on illustration and pre-production.
4. Robotics + Engineering
Learn computer science concepts, from computational thinking through writing interactive programs, and see your robots in action. Hands-on robotics programming and engineering using LEGO EV3 and Arduino. This growing field impacts the world, from medicine to farming.
5. Game Design and Development
Designing digital games requires decision-making, time and project management, presentation skills, and the ability to generate ideas. Learn professional techniques and tools used by industry pros to make hit video games.
Duration: The camp will last for 3 weeks from Monday 13th to Friday 31st of August, 2018. Training sessions will hold from 9am to 2pm every day.
Venue: University of Lagos Campus, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos
Payable to UNILAG CONSULT LTD., 2029937936, FIRST BANK NIGERIA (Kindly include the keyword 'CYBERCAMP' in the payment detail)
Certification: Participants will get a certificate of technical proficiency after successful completion of the training programme.
Laboratories: There will be 2 types of training Labs available to the students, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): Students will come along with their PCs to enable Instructors install local instances of the training applications. We highly encourage this model as it will allow the Students time to follow on whatever they have laernt in class. The traditional computer lab (equipped with computer systems) will also be available to Students without personal computers