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  • Utah STEM Fest is Around the Corner

    Every summer, iD Tech is lucky enough to offer camps in a number of different cities and states. One excellent byproduct of such expansion is learning about local STEM events, happenings, and initiatives; each with the goal of keeping students informed and excited about all things science, technology, engineering, and math. So since we are now offering tech camps [...]

  • GIVEAWAY ALERT + The Top 20 Retro Video Game-Inspired Art Pieces on Society 6

    A growing sub-culture has developed around a love for the "retro" video games of the 80's and 90's. Lovable legends like Link, Zelda, Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Sonic, Starfox, Pacman, Megaman, and many, many more, are revered and celebrated—and it's no wonder. They personify an era where gameplay wasn't all about HD graphics and super-gore, but rather [...]

  • Top 10 Techie-Themed Valentine's Day Gifts from Think Geek

    Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming at you in less than a week! Over at Thinkgeek.com, the holiday has become perfect excuse to bestow your loved ones with something techie, brainy, or super quirky. A bouquet of plush kittens? Yes please... For your amusement and shopping pleasure, I've rounded up some real gems, sure to make someone [...]

  • Let's Get Mine-Crafty: The Best Minecraft Resources, Crafts, Decor, and More on Pinterest

    Feeling Mine-crafty? Pardon the bad pun, but many of us at iD Tech are super into Minecraft. Given the the massive popularity of this sandbox game by Mojang, we know lots of you are, too! Whether you're a student enrolled in one of our Minecraft summer camps, or a parent trying to make sense of the unusual, [...]

  • Pixel: The Striking Juxtaposition of Music, Dance, and Technology

    French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne are mesmerizing audiences with their latest piece, "Pixel," which features 11 dancers and a variety of innovative digital projection mapping techniques that light up the stage in brilliantly unexpected ways. The duo collaborated with musician Armand Amar and esteemed hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki to produce the hour-long show, which debuted in Créteil, France [...]

  • Is Summer Camp Tax Deductible? [Infographic]

      I know, I know...the subjects of fun summer camp and "funless" income tax preparation don't exactly go together as well as toasted 'mallow and graham. But for as painful as taxes might be, there is some value here for anyone that sent a child to camp last summer, or is planning to in the coming [...]

  • Myth-Busting the "Computer Camp"

    I hope you have a firm grasp on your hats, and that your socks aren’t easily knocked off. Because today, we truly have something special on the docket. Have you ever thought of what you’d do if you came face to face with Bigfoot, swam next to Nessie, or dare I say, set sights on the [...]

  • #LikeAGirl: The History Behind Superbowl 2015's Most Talked-About Ad

    A little boy doesn't jump out of his crib magically knowing how to throw a fastball, save someone from a burning building, develop sophisticated software, or negotiate for a higher salary. If he succeeds at these tasks, it's because he received the training and encouragement to do so throughout his life. If we don't afford our daughters the same attention, [...]

  • Why You Should Register Early for Summer Camp

    It’s January. You’re probably cold, might still have holiday decorations up (tsk tsk), and are most likely holding the thought of summer camp in the deepest corner of your mind. To this point you've been thinking “I have plenty of time before I have to worry about camp arrangements.” But now, thanks to me, you [...]

  • Learn to Code, But Don't Stop There

      Stop me if you have heard this before: "Learn to Code." A few times right? I mean, I'm sure I have written that exact statement at least a few, I don't know, 37 times here on this very blog. But why just code? You might be thinking: "What if I don’t want to learn to [...]