DMA SUCCESS STORY: Game Programmer Nick Levitt

By Phill Powell

He worked hard, but it really paid off and now Nick Levitt’s glad he attended Digital Media Academy last summer.

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Nick Levitt liked Week One of his DMA Java programming academy…and then he liked Week Two!

Nick’s a 12-year-old from Chicago, who attended our Univ. of Chicago tech camps in mid-July.

He’s glad now that he signed up for our Java programming academies, which offer two weeks of concentrated learning.

But let’s hear it from Nick…

THE DMA INTERVIEW: NICK LEVITT

What did you actually create at DMA tech camp?
In my DMA camp, I used Java to create a logic game on the computer.

How exactly did it make you feel when you completed your final project?
Like I completed a pretty challenging assignment. I worked really hard each day and was proud of the final result.

What were the most fun things about attending DMA tech camp?
I liked the curriculum a lot. I also really liked my teacher. He was really smart and made the camp a lot of fun. I also liked the other kids in the camp.

Did you make friends at DMA camp this summer?
Yes, I made a bunch of new friends, even though my best friend was also in the camp with me.

I’d recommend DMA to anyone interested in technology and computers. It’s great!
– Game Programmer and DMA Student Nick Levitt

Do you use what you learned at DMA now that you’re back at your regular school?
Definitely. I use my new knowledge in my computer science class at school.

Are you interested in coming back and taking another course this summer?
I hope I can go to another DMA camp this summer!

Would you suggest DMA tech camps to your best friends and their parents?
I’d recommend DMA to anyone interested in technology and computers. It’s great!

Were your parents pleased with your DMA experience?
My parents were very happy with DMA. It was very well organized and well run.

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On an end-of-camp survey, Nick awarded DMA the highest score possible for “overall camp experience.” Thanks, Nick!

WHAT GAME WILL YOU BE PLAYING?

Nick Levitt’s game is game programming, but what about you? This summer, will you be playing “The Waiting Game,” sitting around the house, hoping something happens? Or will it be “Follow the Leader,” as you do whatever your friends are doing?

Why not take matters into your own hands and get a pre-collegiate taste of campus life, while you learn incredible new tech subjects?

Make it happen at Digital Media Academy summer tech camps, where kids (ages 6-12) and teens (12-17) get deep into the hottest tech subjects going, including programming.

But there’s a lot more to DMA than you may realize. At DMA, campers build their personal confidence by mastering exciting new technologies, including cutting-edge topics like 3D printing, virtual reality and wearable tech.

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Special thanks to DMA’s Rachelle Harding for coordinating this interview!