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What is DevCamp?

DevCamp is a summer camp on web development for teens ages 12-19 offered by the ideaLAB at Denver Public Library. It's a chance to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Over six days, teens learn the basics of front-end web development, work side-by-side with professional web developers, and listen to guest speakers.

Registration for DevCamp 2018 will open on May 1, 2018!

There will be four DevCamps this summer:

Past DevCamps:

DevCamp 2016

A big thank you to our 2016 DevCamp partners!

For DevCamp 2016 teens worked in teams, each paired with a mentor, to develop a website for a client. The clients were local nonprofits and artists, who, at our final party, evaluated the sites, eventually selecting a winner. 2016 was also our first stab at a DevCamp level 2. In that camp, the teens learned advanced CSS skills, how to use Git, dove deeper into JavaScript, and worked from frameworks with their mentors. Here is what they developed:

Athmar Branch Library, June 2016

Client: ReSchool Colorado

Central Library, July 2016

Client: Studio Learning Labs

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, July 2016

Client: Families Forward Resource Center

Central Library, August 2016 - DevCamp Level 2

Client: Tom Hagerman

DevCamp 2.0 - 2015

A big thank you to our 2015 DevCamp partners!

For DevCamp 2.0 each group was asked to pick a problem facing their community and to come up with a website that would help solve that problem. Here is what they developed:

Hadley, June 2015

Hadley, July 2015

Central, July 2015

DevCamp 2014

A big thank you to our 2014 DevCamp partners!

For our first DevCamp each group was asked to create a website based on a theme they chose. Here is what they developed: