We believe technology innovation depends on joining people of diverse backgrounds with broad and valuable perspectives within a safe, creative environment. Unfortunately, many groups are underrepresented in the technology fields today. That's why Red Hat has created Red Hat High.
Red Hat High is a residential camp that will be held July 8-14, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina, in conjunction with the NC State Science House. It will be free of cost to students.
We're recruiting rising 8th and 9th graders from a range of backgrounds, nominated by their educators and/or other adult mentors who believe they have a promising interest in technology.
Students will work on individual and group projects. They will select a course from several choices to focus on for the week. Last year's tracks included:
- Audio creation
- Video creation
- 3D modeling and animation
- Web design
The projects incorporate open source software and a collaborative philosophy—finding creative solutions together. Red Hat employees, as well as local experts in each field, will be there to guide students at every step.
Students will actively work with technology in the mornings, and afternoons and evenings will be for fun: movie night, bowling night, and field trips to see exciting ways local people use technology. Students will have a great time, all while learning to work together as a team.
Students will have the chance to experience life as a college student as they stay overnight in dorms on the NC State campus. They'll also experience life in a technology company when they tour Red Hat's headquarters.