DMA SUCCESS STORY: App Development Student Kenneth Chung

By Phill Powell

One of the many cool things about DMA app development student Kenneth Chung is how he puts his tech skills to the best use possible, helping other students at his school understand computing better.

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Peace out: Kenneth awarded DMA the highest rating possible for overall camp experience.

Kenneth is a 15-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia. In early July he spent a great week of instruction at DMA’s UBC tech camps. He took instructor Wesley Pebernat’s course in app development for iPhone and iPad.

Here are some more cool things we learned about him:

THE DMA INTERVIEW: KENNETH CHUNG

What did you actually create at DMA tech camp?
A trivia game with some codes, basic web browser and a demo application, which requires a password.

And was that your final project?
The final project was also a trivia game, which was about guessing famous YouTubers.

How exactly did it make you feel when you completed your final project?
I was happy when I completed it, but I also felt, “Oh, I could have done better if I had more time.”

What were the most fun things about attending DMA tech camp?
The instructors. They were nice, supportive and taught us with enthusiasm. I asked a lot of questions and they gave answers thoroughly and quickly.

Anything else?
Also, playing with the codes was great fun. It was so much fun to change some codes and figure out how they work.

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Kenneth and his Dad do a little tech shopping.

Cool. Did you make any friends at DMA camp this summer?
I made only one friend since I am not very much a social person. His name is Max and a really nice guy. He was right next to me during the class and deeply into information technology, like me. We helped each other during the entire class when we had difficulties.

Have you stayed in touch?
Since then, we often chat and meet once in a while.

Would you consider returning to DMA this coming summer?
I would like to come back this summer to take the next course and improve my programming skills. Even after I go to college, I would like to volunteer at DMA tech camp to support young tech kids.

This helped me to find my career choice and develop knowledge earlier.
– DMA Student and App Development Student and Guide Kenneth Chung

Would you suggest DMA tech camps to your best friends and their parents?
Of course I do. There are many kids who are into technology and want to create stuff but do not know how. If they find DMA, I think they will have a blast here. I thank my science teacher in my elementary school, Mr. Miller, who recognized my passion for IT and recommended I participate in summer tech camps to expand my knowledge and skills.

Were your parents pleased with your DMA experience?
They were pleased because it was they who wanted to find the right learning opportunities for me. Majoring in computer science in college has been my desire for a very long time and my parents feel happy that they decided to send me to tech camps, including DMA.

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Good feeling: Kenneth receives his DMA diploma from instructor Wesley Pebernat.

SOMETHING TO CROSS OFF YOUR LIST!

Summer vacation is only months away. If you’re looking for something cool and fun to do, you should check out Digital Media Academy’s UBC tech camps, like Kenneth did.

There’s never been a better time to get into tech, or an easier or more fun way to do it!

Or try one of DMA’s other tech camp locations across Canada and the U.S.

DMA has been running incredible summer tech programs for 15 years, and this is sure to be our best camp season yet.

We’ve just added new DMA camps and locations and the time to lock in your course selection is now, before classes completely fill up. (DMA keeps its class sizes small, so students can get plenty of personalized learning attention.)

And now you can get the best for less!

DMA Winter Savings are now in effect. Register today!