Learn by doing.
Life rarely ever presents you with a “textbook case” so we encourage you to dig right in and get to work solving the challenge of your choice in the way that you choose. Everything you need to know (and don’t know yet), even the nitty gritty technical details, will present themselves to you if you pay attention. You’ll find yourself learning a whole lot more by going through the steps to overcome the small surprises that come your way, than hearing someone else talk about it.
We enable people to work easily with others who are best suited to the purpose, across functions, specializations, geographies, and even beyond the formal boundaries of the program. Our mentors/instructors/friends help you to process all the things you’re learning as you tackle your project. With a fellow-mentor ratio of 1:1, we make sure you have the guidance and feedback that you need.
Open by default.
Sharing is caring. Designs from the DIY urbanism track will go up on sites like Instructables for the world to see (and reproduce), when possible algorithms from the data science track will be open-sourced on Github, and data created under the mapping track will be made available under the Open Database Licence (ODBL).
One-size-fits all doesn’t cut it. Once fellows are selected in June, their instruction will be tailored to their specific summer projects and paced to their learning needs. Additional mentors may even be brought onboard for any specialized needs.