Make.Hack.Build. is a collaborative program for creators ages 12 to 18 that enables participants to learn life, technology, and leadership skills by engaging in fun projects for themselves and the community. It also serves as an opportunity for post-secondary education and portfolio development. Whether you’re college-bound, plan to jump straight into the workforce, or want to start your own business, Make.Hack.Build. can help you develop your passions, guide your career goals, and explore what it means to be a community leader. Make.Hack.Build. is a dynamic and flexible program that welcomes all skill levels. Just bring your passion and willingness to learn!

In our summer Make.Hack.Build. session, you will learn how to make videos games with Stencyl, a game engine great for first-time game makers. Discover how to take your game idea from conception to a working digital prototype, learn how to produce a game on your own or with others, and plan an event to show off your games! If you are interested in leading quarterly tech projects and contributing to the Do Space community, consider applying below.

When is it?
Our summer session will be held over twelve Thursdays from 5:00-6:45PM starting on May 24th with the last meetup on Thursday, August 9th. At our first meetup on May 24th, we are having a kick-off event that will introduce the participants to game development. Light snacks will be provided.

Who can apply?
Anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 who is interested in leading and building projects themed around video game development. Anyone with an interest in video game development or interactive media is encouraged to apply for Make.Hack.Build. Sixteen applicants will be accepted for the upcoming summer 2018 session. You can learn more by viewing the application below.

What will we be doing for the Summer 2018 session?
Make.Hack.Build participants will learn:
• Video Game Development
• Basics of Stencyl Game Engine
• Game Design Basics
• Lead Community Events
• Gain Insight of the Industry

What skills do I need?
All you need is some basic computer skills, like navigating the internet, and a “whatever it takes” attitude! No programming or game design experience necessary.

How will participants be selected?
• We will consider all eligible participants who have completed the online application form by May 20th for our summer 2018 session.
• We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program based on applicant response to the short essay questions.
• We will strive to create an inclusive and diverse group of participants.

When will I find out if I am selected for Make.Hack.Build.?
Notices of acceptance will be sent out by May 20.