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Advanced Development with Python

  • Price: Starting at $399
  • Age: Ages 13-17
  • Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Meets daily for 2 hours Monday-Friday

About This Course

Level up your knowledge of Python by developing games and exploring more advanced coding concepts and algorithms. You may find that designing and coding puzzles can be even more fun than playing them! As you go, you’ll figure out the answers to your own questions, implementing algorithms that beat your own games for you. Are you faster than a computer, or can you teach your program to surpass even your own abilities?

Tools: Python

Topics Covered

  • Explore advanced Python coding concepts and algorithms
  • Create games with the PyGame library
  • Design algorithms that play games
  • Program puzzles for humans and computers alike

Course Format

This course is part of a weeklong virtual summer camp running Monday through Friday. Your child will learn online with a small group of other students, in sessions led by expert instructors. Each day includes two hours of live instruction and peer collaboration plus two hours of self-paced project development. Learn more below. 


Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this course could look like. Keep in mind students will progress at varying paces, and this is meant to serve as an outline of key materials and the overall experience. 

Students will navigate the PyCharm interface and learn how to create a basic arcade game. To start, they’ll add a character and level elements to their game.

Next, students will implement a responsive player camera and optimize player movement. They’ll implement 2D physics functions, such as gravity and collisions.

Building off their skills, students will integrate AI into their games, using raycasting to create a jumping AI. They'll also begin to explore pathfinding in games.

Students will add sound effects to their games and continue to discuss pathfinding. Then, they’ll implement timekeeping functionality and add a timer to their game.

To wrap up the week, students will implement a replay function. Then, they’ll finish up their game projects by adding obstacles and enemies.

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Elite Staff & Experienced Instructors

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 25 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. Each year iD instructors go on to be hired by the most prestigious tech companies in the world like Google, EA, Disney, Microsoft, and more. When your child learns from the best, they’ll unlock opportunities to become their best. 

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

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FAQ

Ever wonder how a computer can defeat chess grandmasters? Algorithms are essentially electronic problem-solvers: the more teens grow their Python programming skills, the more complex the problems and solutions become! Game design is an ideal context for advanced Python algorithms like computer–generated gameplay: it’s as motivating as it is challenging for teens!

By combining coding with creating arcade games and impressive AI tech, kids can add creativity with the logic of programming for a uniquely well-rounded learning experience. Experts agree that  Python is the most compatible programming language for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps. 

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

To run this online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Additional info on course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

As courses frequently sell out, we recommend registering early to secure your child’s spot. You can make unlimited changes - with no fees - up to 14 days before the start of your session. If you need to cancel, you will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the payment plan fee (if applicable) and the deposit of $250 per week. No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of your session.

Our Online Private Lessons offer 1-on-1 learning with our inspiring instructors, curriculum customized to your child’s needs, and a full range of STEM and other academic topics. It's as simple as selecting a lesson package and topic, and then choosing an instructor to schedule a 60-minute lesson at the date and time that works best for you. Learn more

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com.

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