Born and raised in California, I’ve always felt my home state was the biggest; the best. Sure, Texas may have us beat in terms of square miles, but there sure are a lot of people packed in CA.
But really, whichever way you look at it, bigger certainly means one thing…more families; more schools. Above all else, more students with hobbies who might not have an outlet for their pent up creativity or an option to explore how to take their interests to the next level.
As mentioned in my last post, one of our goals is to allow that opportunity for as many students as possible – to talk to parents and teachers, listen to their feedback, and then put a plan in action to offer new communities in different parts of the country the chance to experience a fun and challenging tech summer program – right in their own backyard.
Did you know there are 10 different universities that host iD Tech Camps in the state of California? And looking at Texas, we have most of the major cities covered as well – Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Now, as an addition to our 2012 summer camp lineup, we are also hosting Fort Worth summer camps, held at TCU.
As a sports fanatic, I’m familiar with TCU’s Horned Frog football team, a squad that burst on the scene with an undefeated 2010 season and an appearance in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl…only to go undefeated again in the 2011 regular season on their way to claiming their first Rose Bowl title.
There’s no doubt about it. TCU is a school that has not only experienced success on the gridiron, but also on campus and in the classroom as a highly reputable university in the big ol’ state of Texas.
So, when it comes to expanding our university locations so kids and teens across the country can engage in game design and modding, web design courses, movie making, programming, and a whole lot more, I can set my California allegiance aside.