Demo Day at Addison TreeHouse

Kids demonstrating their coding skills.

This past Saturday, December 16, 2017, Addison TreeHouse hosted Demo Day Fall 2017. For this season’s Demo Day, middle school students were asked to showcase their work at building 3D games and develop their skills in Javascript, a popular computer programming language. The event helped the students learn the basics of 3D game development and the importance of partnership as they all had a partner to help them throughout the day. The partners were tasked with moving an avatar around in a virtual world. The guest speaker was Alfonso Callejas, a BonusXP artist who worked on Stranger Things: The Game. The event is a major event for the ideaSpark program and the Dallas non-profit organization Bold Idea. 

Courtesy of Rache Photography

In the wake of the knowledge that 75% of U.S. schools, grades K-12, do not offer computer science training, Bold Idea was created to help change that. Bold Idea exists to help Dallas-area students discover computer science, while preparing them for 21st century careers depend on these skills.  

Demo Day was extremely popular for the ideaSpark program. Students had the opportunity to share their creative talents, ideas, and projects with the community and their families. It is a wonderful showcase of incredible hard work and talent for these young computer developers who have worked 14 weeks with their teams and mentors.  

Courtesy of Rache Photography

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