They made anyone who's never worked that deep with tech want to learn even more.
When I first heard about Maven it was through my uncle who lives in California he thought it would be a great opportunity to do while I was out in California for my summer. When I first came in the door at GitHub with one of my uncles I was nervous. I never thought that this would be the place where I would make so many good friends and had so many wonderful memories.
Our sponsors were amazing, the other camp members were amazing, our presenters were great and all the tech companies were over the top. They made anyone who's never worked that deep with tech want to learn even more.
The first hours of me being there I made so many friends. I thought I would be the only one there that did not know how to code computers. I mean for two years of my life prior to this camp all I had done was video production and video editing so yeah I knew how to use a computer and I could work it pretty well but actually getting inside of the computer now that was a challenge. Maven made last summer the best summer of my life. If you love Tech are even interested in Tech & you're in the LGBT community and want to make some amazing friends that you'll have for a lifetime I would definitely suggest that you sign up for maven as soon as possible.
And although I entered being the outcast the only kid that came from Arizona to San Francisco I later became part of a family that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. Maven helped me see job opportunities I thought I would never be able to have and now every time someone asked me what I want to be or what I want to study after I finish High School I'm stuck between wanting to be a teacher and wanted to work in a software company.