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Creating tomorrow's tech innovators by teaching gaming and programming today.

Our programs help young people enhance their creative talents by developing computer games, mobile applications and websites. Students design programs and products that improve their math, science, technology, problem-solving and team-building skills.

6 Key Learning Modules

Math with Minecraft

Math with Minecraft: Students learn the very basics of game design and the underlying technology while reinforcing geometry and math skills through building interactive worlds.

Graphics for Gaming

Participants expand their creative skills while learning basic graphic design. Young innovators build characters and learn how to bring them alive using coding logic.

Intro to Game Design

In this module students gain a sense of accomplishment by building a functional video game. They emerge with working knowledge of the technology and core design concepts.

Mobile Game Design

This advanced module teaches the students to build mobile two- dimensional (2D) games. The students learn on professional gaming engines and gain a real world understanding of mobile games design.

Programming Building Blocks

Students learn the building blocks of every major programming language through these hands-on workshops. The future programmers build an original game creation.

Web Design Basics

This advanced course teaches the students to code a Website. The students are taught marketable programming skills that are relevant to today’s technology work force.

Our Programs
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Afterschool Programs

We operate as an afterschool and summer enrichment program with DC Public and Charter Schoolsand the Boys and Girls Club of America.

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Workshops

Our workshops introduce core skills that help springboard eager young adults into our full series of learning sessions.

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Good of Gaming

A youth-focused coding workshops introducing the fundamentals of coding logic through creation of simple gaming applications.

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PopUpArcadeDC

We can transform any venue space into a fully featured arcade with modern and even your favorite retro games and consoles.

Who's behind T.A.G. Labs
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Kreston Shirley

President, T.A.G. Labs, Inc.

Kreston is a native Washingtonian Software Developer that has experience in a wide variety of disciplines in the tech world. Kreston is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. While at college, Kreston started the first ever video game club on campus where he served as president for the remainder of his college tenure. After graduation, Kreston co-founded PopUpArcadeDC to continue doing gaming events. Kreston’s bridge into technology was gaming. Kreston grew up around video games starting with PS1, N64, Windows 95 and arcades. Passively he developed a passion not only for gaming but technology by having a burning curiosity on how the gadgets worked. He now wants to pass that knowledge and passion to the next generation of technologists. He still enjoys playing video games with his friends in his free time. Kreston also enjoys playing sports like baseball and football.

Terrence Wilburn

Founder, T.A.G. Labs, Inc.

Terrence Wilburn is a MBA, Technology Entrepreneur and Philanthropist who enjoys using strategic and creative thinking to build budding organizations. Terrence is a graduate of University of Maryland Smith School of Business, Executive MBA program. He completed his undergraduate degree with a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of North Texas. Mr. Wilburn experienced early entrepreneurial success, starting a Web design company in Dallas Texas. He grew the company to 10 employees from his first contract win. He spent several years teaching Web Design and Web Programming courses at North Lake College promoting a passion for teaching and mentoring students. Inspired by a MBA Capstone project Terrence started T.A.G. (Technology and Gaming) a Non-Profit S.T.E.M. initiative to teach kids technology through coding video games. Mr. Wilburn is also a former collegiate football player and enjoys travel, photography, and water sports. Terrence has a passion for health and wellness and strives to inspire himself and others through staying actively healthy. His mantra is to “Live your best life ever”.

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T.A.G. Inc.,
419 7th Street NW | 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20004

Phone

202-681-4263

Email

info@taglabs.org

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