The Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center, located in Baltimore, MD, is dedicated to providing youth with a space to make, and hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Our youth programs include month-long elementary school programs, semester-long middle and high school programs, 2 week summer camps, and school day field trips.
Our offerings are all “Pay-What-You-Can” and include both summer time and school year programs for youth in 1st through 12th grade. In the evening, we regularly host community meetup groups and on the weekends you can often find us at conferences, festivals, or events promoting making!
Launched in 2014, the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Technology Education is an initiative of the Digital Harbor Foundation. Designed as a technical assistance and training arm, the Center of Excellence is focused on building the capacity of other organizations to replicate Digital Harbor Foundation’s innovative maker programs.
At the Digital Harbor Foundation we love supporting the local tech/maker/education community in some of the awesome and fun things that they are doing!
Some of our current groups that use our space include:
- Baltimore Gamer Meetup → Come and join us for a night of fun table top gaming. Bring your favorite game or join someone else’s game. There will be games for everyone of all experience levels. This group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
- Baltimore PHP → Meet and learn from other PHP Developers in the Baltimore area! Come to a PHP Meetup to exchange ideas, talk about code, architecture, innovation, and open source technologies and projects in general. Anyone interested in PHP or it’s surrounding technologies is welcome! We meet on the Third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm!
- Baltimore Drones → Looking out from the dawn of the civilian drone revolution, we feel that it is important to show how this technology is used for much more than warfare and surveillance. Through art shows, community involvement and public speaking engagements, we are attempting to show the world a new meaning to the word “drone” and remove some of its negative associations. Baltimore Drones is looking for other people in the area that may be interested in learning more about how to design, build and fly their own custom drones for a variety of different uses.
We don’t have a lot of rules or guidelines for using our space but here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Alcohol is prohibited in our space. There are, however, plenty of places across the street that you can head to after your event if that is your thing.
- We love it when our youth can attend the events but understand that not everything will be targeted for them.
- A DHF staff member is required to “sponsor” the event — meaning that they are there to unlock and lock up the space.