I recently led a workshop via Refresh the Triangle and the Durham County Library. During the all-day Teen Tech Camp, we helped 30 local students (ages 11 to 17) who wanted to learn about working with web technologies.
As one of the Refresh the Triangle co-organizers, I gave a keynote workshop for the middle school and high school students, “How to Make Money with Your Technology Skills” (download the PDF handout!). Other workshops included:
- Blogging with WordPress
- Design for the Web
- Coding with HTML/CSS
- Game Design for the Internet
Sharing My Business Experience at Teen Tech Camp
In high school in Virginia, I started a technology consulting business (computer training, troubleshooting, web design, and marketing). I eventually grew the business part-time to 20+ clients by the time I graduated from college, growing primarily by word of mouth marketing.
I learned mostly by trial and error–I want to help today’s students jumpstart their experience. During the workshop, I used an interactive worksheet that helps students answer key questions, so that they’d leave with a plan for getting started: [Read more…] about Teen Tech Camp: inspiring & mentoring the next generation of technologists, in the Class of 2023