Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy provides an opportunity for students to develop tech skills, build self-confidence, spark creativity, and discover how technology can benefit them in their educational pursuits and future careers.

While COVID-19 has put a hold on in-person camps, getting involved with Geek Squad Academy doesn't have to wait! We have DIY tech projects available on our announcements page with more on their way. Check below for the next Q&A sessions where Geek Squad Agents help answer questions about each of the projects and do one of the activities from start to finish live.

All Geek Squad Academy content is free to download and is designed for ages 10 to 18.

Available Activities:

  • Bending Binary
  • Gaming with Godot
  • Picture Perfect
  • Web Know-How
  • 3D Design
  • ... and more to come!

Check out our announcements page for Academy at Home!


Join us in making a game in Godot on Friday May 14th at 5PM ET / 2PM PT! This demonstration is free and open to the public, so be sure to share it with your friends! Click the banner below to join!

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In this dive into making a game we'll work with custom assets, show you how to make a tile-set, and more! This project takes around an hour depending on the complexity of the level you create and only requires internet access to download Godot and the assets we use to make the game!

Godot is a game engine that is free to use and publish games with. By learning how to develop in Godot you'll brush up on some coding skills and be able to produce your own game which can then be exported for use online, on Mac, PC, Android, or Apple devices!

While this project focuses on a 2D platforming game, Godot is a powerful and open-source game engine - meaning it's constantly evolving from the community and can be used to make just about whatever you dream of!

This activity was designed for students ages 10 to 18.
Requirements:
  • 1 computer with internet access (Downloading Godot and graphics only)
  • 1 computer mouse (recommended)
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make something cool!
For more information or to schedule a similar session, email us at Academy@GeekSquad.com
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