2017 Community Events
During the Spring Break of 2017 (04/05 - 04/14/17) DMSF together with the San Mateo county libraries was giving free masterclasses to kids at the local libraries. All together DMSF taught at nine libraries: San Carlos, Millbrae, Foster City, Belmont, Brisbane, Portola Valley, Woodside, Half Moon Bay and East Palo Alto. It was an amazing experience to travel, to meet and interact with kids from all over the Bay Area. And we also got to hang out with awesome librarians that were excited to see us and made a great effort in organizing and hosting the events. Shout out to: Bitian Zhang, Darren Heiber, Wan Fwu, Michelle Ng, Erin McGee, Kathryn (Kat) Wiszowaty, Mohini Dela Pena, Karen Choy and Kenny Gabe Ocana. It was our long time dream come true!
On May 21st, 2017 DMSF had a Game Jam/ Hackathon Event. Event was hosted by the Rocket Fuel Inc. The prize fund came from a donation by Rocket Fuel to Digital Monkey School Foundation. Hackathon was free and open to children ages 7 to 14 and their parents.
Foundation gave out prizes for 7 to 10 and 11 to 14 age groups and participation prizes. All prizes were vouchers for Digital Monkey School classes. Claire Elkes (13) , Dylan Marquis (12) , Lyubov Savva (9) and Ekaterina Yagubyan (8) won first places. Digital Monkey School’s advanced students Alex Dollard, Aled Jones, Andrew Marks and Ben Selman were volunteering as Event Counselors to help the young kids at the event. Many thanks to our host and VP of Rocket Fuel Nick who have also volunteered as an organizer.
Date and time: May 21st from 3:00 pm to 5:30
(Demo 3 - 4 pm, 4 - 4.30 pizza break, 4.30 - 5.30 Lab time)
Address: Rocket Fuel Inc - HQ
2000 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City 4th floor
On June 29th, 2017 DMSF together with Portola Library taught a free summer camp at the Pescadero Elementary School. Pescadero is a small farming and ranching community.
Hard to say who was more excited, the kids or our Digital Monkey School instructors. We
are hoping to return very soon.
This year on 06/11 DMSF has returned to San Mateo County Fair with our
"Intro to Video Game Development" workshop. Thanks to Kelly Torikai for helping to organise this event and Elena Savva for helping out. Our San Mateo County Fair workshops are always a full house each year we have kids returning from previous years.
On October 22nd DMSF hosted at free Halloween event at the Twin Pines Park in Belmont.
Events consisted of facepaint, station arts and crafts station, computer games development station and kinetic games. Kids were very creative modeling out of clay Halloween projects and Halloween inspired computer games.