Month: September 2014 Open Source Tools Help Kids Discover Digital Creativity

Youth Digital just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s a big step up from their humble beginnings, when company founder and director Justin Richards hauled a laptop to his students’ houses, tutoring them on web and graphic design. Their first office was barely more than a closet, and now they have an expansive space complete with conference rooms, recording studio space, and their own 3D printer.

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Daily Tar Heel: Durham startup Youth Digital moves to Chapel Hill

Preparing to educate future creators, the technologically gifted are joining Chapel Hill’s entrepreneurial scene. Youth Digital is a Durham-based technology education company that has turned the pastime of gaming into an educational experience. Through online classes and after-school programs, students — ages 8 to 14 — learn to create their own video games, apps and other programs.

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