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!


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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