I was looking for something exciting to do once my second year at UCSB had come to a close for summer, and I found it. Only 3 days in at Teens in Tech Labs, and I can already feel the innovative magic happening.
During multiple discussions with Daniel Brusilovsky (CEO & Founder of Teens in Tech Labs), I came to the conclusion that this is no standard internship. There is no specific program or track for me to follow, only my own interests and desires to guide me. The one thing I can say for sure is that each incubator team has inspired me.
An Encouraging Environment
It is an absolute honor to watch and assist high school students who can write code and design fully functioning online enterprises. At this current moment, none of the teams are complete, but each day brings them closer to a finished product to be revealed at the upcoming conference. The environment that the teams are in each day at the Appcelerator office allow them to focus, witness the creativity around them, and fosters their own growth as developers and entrepreneurs. Simply put, there is something wonderful in the air.
My Hopes for The Future
Because of my positive observations and interactions with the incubator teams and the rest of the Teens in Tech Labs staff, I am hoping to expand my own knowledge of code writing, and app and web design. Most importantly, I will now be bringing an idea to life (which will remain a secret for now) that I had tabled earlier this year. I didn’t have the time, nor the resources, to act on this idea, but now my own excitement reflects what the teams feel toward their own projects. If this doesn’t define “incubator” then I don’t know what does.
Thanks to Teens in Tech
Teens in Tech Labs allows me to foster the passion to create within others, while having that passion reflected right back to me. I am already beyond proud of what these teams have created and I look forward to helping them continue to triumph. I’ve been given a special opportunity this summer, and I know it will lead to big things.