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.

Geek Squad Academy proposals are open for the 2022 season! Proposals will be reviewed and notice of acceptance will be provided in March of 2022. Submit a proposal here.


Though it'll be a little while until our next in person season, getting involved with Geek Squad Academy doesn't have to wait! Geek Squad Academy Online offers the in-camp experience virtually.

Available Sessions:

  • Digital Music with Soundtrap
  • Gaming with Godot
  • Programming with iRobot
  • Google AI
  • 3D Design


Geek Squad Academy Online provides the curriculum and the facilitators, to ensure an exciting Geek Squad Academy Experience online.
All Geek Squad Academy Online content is free to download on our announcements page and is designed for ages 10 to 18.

Recently we made a video game using Godot! Click the banner below to watch on Twitch! This demonstration was free and open to the public, so be sure to share it with your friends and check back here for more!

Event


In this exploration of Godot we’ll create a basic platformer showing how to include movement animations and add enemies to your levels! This project takes around an hour or so and needs Windows 7/8/10 or MacOS 10.12 and up!

Godot is completely free and open-source under the very permissive MIT license. No strings attached, no royalties, nothing. Your game is yours, down to the last line of engine code.

This activity was designed for students ages 10 to 18.
Requirements:
  • 1 computer with Windows 7/8/10 or MacOS 10.12 and up
  • Internet Access
  • 1 computer mouse and headphones (recommended)
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make something fun!
For more information or to schedule a similar session, email us at Academy@GeekSquad.com.
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