About Rockwood DIY

The primary focus of MetroEast’s work in Rockwood is digital equity and inclusion for all East Multnomah County residents. MetroEast provides access to broadband connectivity, computers, and training in the heart of one of the most diverse communities in Oregon. Our Rockwood DIY incubator serves under-represented populations by sharing access to the digital technology that is required to succeed in our rapidly evolving, high-tech world. MetroEast is working closely with the City of Gresham and its priority urban renewal project, Rockwood Rising, to open a permanent digital inclusion and youth (DIY) facility. The development’s mission is to bring our neighborhood revitalization without displacement and empowering residents to build prosperity for themselves and their families.

What We Do 

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Summer Camps

FREE VIDEO GAME CAMP | AGES 9-14

Up Up, Down down, left right, left right, B, A, Select, Start. Sound like some sort of code? It is! It’s the Kanomi code for unlimited lives! Video Game camp unlocks the magic of coding for Rockwood youth via their passion for video games. Participants will learn valuable computer programming skills that will catapult them into 21st Century Jobs! Did we mention they get to play video games?

DATES: June 17-21, 2019

TIMES: Approx. 9 AM – 3:30 PM

LOCATION: Rockwood DIY, 484 SE 187th Ave. Portland, OR 97233

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


FREE VIRTUAL REALITY CAMP | AGES 14-21

Do you have a story to tell? Do you want people to experience it? Virtual Reality is the way to do it. The future is here. Now. Participants will learn to create 360° VR films and share this immersive experience with their friends and family. We’ll be using Oculus Go and Nintendo Switch VR programs so participants can create their own work in a virtual space and design their own levels.

DATES: July 22-26, 2019

TIMES: Approx. 9 AM – 3:30 PM

LOCATION: MetroEast Community Media, 829 NE 8th St. Gresham, OR 97030

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


FREE MAKE THINK MEDIA CAMP | AGES 9-14

Pairing with Make Think Code, a technology lab at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, MetroEast will co-present a youth media, code, and engineering workshop! Students will learn to integrate media, storytelling, video games, and the magical capacitive technology of Makey Makey Kits. Participants will explore the powerful roles that creativity and technology play in imaginative and impactful storytelling.

DATES: August 5-9, 2019

TIMES: Approx. 9 AM – 3:30 PM

LOCATION: Rockwood Preparatory Academy, 740 SE 182nd Ave. Portland, OR 97233

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


FREE APP CAMP FOR GIRLS | AGES 13-17

App Camp for Girls is a one-week summer day program where girls, transgender & gender non-conforming youth can put their creative powers to work designing and building apps. They also learn about the business of software while being inspired by role models in the industry. 

UPDATE: THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 


For more information about Rockwood DIY and our Summer Camps please contact:

Jessica Liu

Digital Equity & Inclusion Manager

(503) 616 – 7639

jessica@metroeast.org