What you are about to read is the diary of the summer camp that Timbuktu organized during the week from 8 to 12 July at the Digital Accademia in Roncade Treviso. The app that we created during the camp is now available in the Apple App Store. If you would like to be notified about our upcoming Timbuktu Camps, sign up to our newsletter.
Why have a summer camp? Because we wanted to open the doors of Timbuktu to a group of 25 children. We gave ourselves an ambitious objective: to create an app together in one week. But we didn’t want to teach the children about the programs used to make an app. Our ambitious objective was that of working together with them like a big editorial team: sharing goals and tasks, taking responsibility and experiencing failures and successes.
We also wanted to put the culture of collaboration, listening and support that we live every day at Timbuktu to the test and we used this occasion to better understand the role that each one of us has in creating our products.