Corona at Stanford iD Tech Camp

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Yesterday, we took the brand-new release of Corona Game Edition up the road to Stanford, for a lab session at the iD Tech Camp. iD runs a nationwide series of these camps at major universities like MIT, Princeton and Harvard, and their “Programming Academy” is a pretty intense two-week course for 13- to 18-year-olds. These kids had to know C++ or Java before arriving, and in the iPhone track they’d already spent days wrestling with Objective-C and OpenGL. I’ve always thought that Game Edition could be a good product for education, but we’d never tried it in a classroom setting — or any setting, really. And the bits were barely dry on Alpha 2, which had been wrapped up over the weekend. This was a