Red Hat High: Using Open Source Software in a Technology Camp

Wednesday, 8 August
3:45 - 4 pm
Room 8

In 2006 and 2007, 50 8th- and 9th-grade students attended a week-long residential technology summer camp at North Carolina State University. Named for the program's initiator, Red Hat High's mission was to expose students to technology and software that they otherwise might not be aware of. Using open source software, students were introduced to audio creation, video creation, 3D modeling and animation, and web design. Because the work was done with freely available open source applications, students could continue working and learning after the camp was over and share their tools and projects with their peers at home.

This presentation covers the specific software used, some of the challenges that such a camp presents, and presents some of the outstanding work produced by Red Hat High students.


Jason van Gumster
Hand Turkey Studios
jason (at)