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  • The 10 Biggest Mistakes We Make Designing Websites

    Mistake 1:  Design Starts on the Computer.  Wrong! When we do it best, we draw it first. Napkins.  Blank paper.  Designs start with concepts and ideas and blanks sheets of paper.  We have to force ourselves to step away from our computers and mobile phones.  We turn on the Enya.  And just draw.  I can [...]

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  • New Logos for Google, Yahoo and iD Tech

    I got to collaborate on this blog post with Marta, one of our lead graphic designers. You may have caught how Google updated their logo for the Sochi Olympic Games…it made a statement. Or maybe you caught how Marissa Mayer updated the logo at Yahoo recently.  From what I’ve read, Marissa is really a master [...]

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  • The Top 10 Taglines They Wouldn’t Let the CEO of iD Tech Use

    For those of you who know me, you know my brain is constantly moving at warp speed.  I sacrifice sleep to bring ideas to life.  My team inspires me. They let me introduce really cool, and really awful ideas.  They are usually nice about it.  Just kidding, that is a lie.  Sometimes I feel like [...]

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  • Registration for the Summer 2014 Season is Live!

    Registration for our summer 2014 season is live, and we couldn’t be happier! This marks our 16th season doing what we love—providing innovative, progressive, and FUN tech education for kids and teens. We’ve undergone a total tech-makeover since last season. Check out our What’s New page, or read on. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014? New brand [...]

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  • Note from iD CEO, iD Tech Camps Launches 2013 Season

    I am very excited about the launch of our 2013 summer tech camps!  November 1st is upon us, and it’s go time.  There is a feeling in the air right now—that what we’re doing is important (and fun)—that it’s real and genuine. I want to give my staff some serious kudos for all their hard [...]

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  • Are iD Tech Camps Worth the Cost?

    Are iD Tech Camps worth the cost? I think it is a fair question.  Here’s what I know.  My team and I care deeply and passionately about delivering the top summer technology camps in the country.  Are we perfect?  Absolutely not.  Are we a human business that needs to continually refine?  Absolutely.  Are we an [...]

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  • Summer Camp Staff Training, Random Shoes & Green Hair

      Hello there, I wanted to share some photos of our staff training at UC Berkeley.  We had other training programs going on all over the country over the past month.  Training is intensive.  We have both online components and in-person components.  It was amazing seeing so many returning staff members–and so many noobs too!  [...]

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  • Getting Schooled By Four-Year-Old in Angry Birds Video Game

    Hello iD Nation, Most of you know that we teach many different aspects of game design at our summer camps to kids and teens ages 7-18.  There is a lot to be learned when making a video game–probably more than meets the eye.  The distinction here is MAKING a game versus simply playing games.  With [...]

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  • iD Tech Camps Promotes Earth Day with One Camper, One Tree Initiative and a Carpool App for Parents

    Just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd, 2011 the summer education company iD Tech Camps, along with its iD Teen Academies, has so far committed over $11,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation.  This translates into the planting of 11,000 trees to date – and it’s just the beginning. The iD One Camper One [...]

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  • Summer Camp Staff at iD Tech Camps…This One’s for You!

    Dear Summer Staff, So, tech camp is just a couple months away. We are so excited to have you on board with our team. We’ve been running technology camps since 1999–and we love what we do. (If you are already bored with this blog post, check out what my cat has been up to, and [...]

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