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Java Algorithms: Pathfinding and AI

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 13 - 17
  • Skill Level: Intermediate–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong

About This Course

Become an Artificial Intelligence star in Java with A* pathfinding and advanced algorithms! Creating the rules of a game and deciding how players traverse it is one thing, but teaching a computer to provide challenges requires an entirely new way of thinking. In this course, you’ll explore how to generate a map and make more advanced games with AI. You’ll use pathfinding algorithms like A* for map generation and to create entities that can traverse distances all on their own. That’s plenty to show off in any portfolio!

Tools: Java

Topics Covered

  • Implement the A* pathfinding algorithm
  • Use noise to generate randomness
  • Procedurally generate maps
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills

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.

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Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

A pathfinding algorithm finds the shortest route between two points. Ideal for solving mazes and other fun video game puzzles, this is the perfect type of algorithm to challenge intermediate and advanced coders. 

Used by over 5.5 billion devices worldwide, Java is one of the most popular and versatile programming languages that opens many, many doors for teens. Java, a sophisticated programming language that’s still beginner-friendly, is the perfect springboard for the AP computer science exam,  building complex systems, creating apps, and much more. 

Java pops up everywhere from professional hackathons to college-level computer science and other opportunities in STEM. Also, if your teen is interested in pursuing a programming career, internship, or personal project, Java is an absolute must-have. From web and app development to software engineering, Java is key to unlocking a world of possibilities. 

This course is intended for students who have completed a related course or have equivalent experience. With our small class sizes, each student will continue to receive individual attention and learn at their own pace.

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!

To run this online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer, a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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