Micah is still on a high from last week. Your program is great. Best of luck as you continue to develop DD. We hope to do it again.


Dan (Burbank)

I wanted to let you know that my son, had a fantastic time at camp last week. He is a great math student and loves technology, but until last week never put them together! Last week, he suddenly realized that he liked building and programing electronics.


Emily (Santa Monica)

My son, loved Digital Dragon camp. This was really a great experience for Zach. One way or another he will be back.


Don (Santa Monica)

This morning Jackson walked right in like he owned the place and I think walked over to the TV to start playing video games. It’s like DD is his clubhouse!


Pleased Parent (Santa Monica)

Ian LOVED the Game Academy camp. I've never seen him spring out of our car so quickly to go into a camp. And then he never wanted to leave either (another thing I have never seen at ANY camp). I think it was his favorite camp ever.


John (Culver City)

My son had an amazing time - said it was his favorite camp! Thank you and all your staff for making such a wonderful place for kids...


Dina (Venice)

I just wanted to let you know that Stella was over-the-moon about her (private Minecraft) session with Eddie this morning. The words "Best day ever!" were used.


Joanna (Los Angeles)

It was the best camp. Geoff was so nice - I really liked him. They were all really nice and we did different exciting things every day and it was so much fun. We never did the same thing over and over. I want to keep going!


Happy Camper (Los Angeles)

OMG Laurie I nearly died of pride today - at the dinner table tonight Jackson told me he is working on a minimum viable product (MVP) as a platform game in DD. Since I just last week gave a whole client strategy around MVP I nearly died. Love that he is learning such critical concepts for design and digital.


Prideful Mom (Santa Monica)

My son just finished minecraft week and just loved it. Your instructors were fantastic, he just had an awesome time with them. We will be looking for your fall schedule for maybe an after school class. Thanks!


Oliver's Mom (Pacific Palisades)

My son had a good time today and excitedly told us about the game he's creating at camp.


Corrine (Santa Monica)

DJ had the BEST time at DD last week. We really want him to continue with more activities with you. Thank you for inspiring him!!


Erin (Santa Monica)

I am very impressed with Digital Dragon. My son is a tough critic and he LOVED the experience.


Happy Dad (Brentwood)

I just wanted to let you know that you guys are doing a great job with the kids. Orlando LOVES going to class. He talks about it all week. Thank you so much for creating a fun learning experience for the kids.


Monica (Santa Monica)

This morning Jackson walked right in like he owned the place and I think walked over to the TV to start playing video games. It’s like DD is his clubhouse!


Pleased Parent (Santa Monica)

For the Santa Monica area parents - if your kid loves video games she/he will love Digital Dragon - Jackson can’t get enough of it (and then let us talk about how lucky my spawn are to get to make video games as an approved after school activity)


Colette (Santa Monica)

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President Barack Obama

"I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person...as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read."

Jack Dorsey
Creator, Twitter. Founder and CEO, Square

"Coding is today’s language of creativity. All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead consumers of computer science."

Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

"I think if someone had told me that software is really about humanity, that it's really about helping people by using computer technology, it would have changed my outlook a lot earlier."

Vanessa Hurst
Founder, CodeMontage

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Richard Branson
Founder, Virgin Group

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Susan Wojcicki
Senior Vice President, Google

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Mehran Sahami
Stanford, Chair of Education, Computer Science

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Mario Armstrong
Digital Lifestyle Expert & TV Host, NBC, CNN/HLN, NPR

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Drew Houston
Founder & CEO, Dropbox

"Creating things with your hands, or creating code, creating programs, are just different ways to express creativity."

Elena Silenok
Founder, Clothia

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Salman Khan
Founder, Khan Academy

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Dennis Van Roekel
President, National Education Association

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Vice President Al Gore

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Yishan Wong
CEO, Reddit

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Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

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Dara Khosrowshahi
CEO, Expedia, Inc.

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Jan Cuny
Program Officer, National Science Foundation

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Marc Benioff
Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com

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Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

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Game Newell
Founder and President, Valve

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Lucy Sanders
CEO & Founder, NCWIT

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Brad Feld
Managing Director, Foundry Group

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Nicholas Negroponte
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT's Media Lab

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Hilary Mason
Chief Scientist, Bitly

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Rob Glaser
Founder, RealNetworks