Cloud Crafters: Building Your Own Cloud Computing Platform

Eligibility Requirements

Rising ninth through 12th graders.


Rice Campus


Session Four: July 8–12

This session will take place from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


$650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

Computing is everywhere, and cloud computing is all around us. In this project we will take a look behind the scenes of what are some of the components that are needed for building a cloud computing platform. We will use our own hardware and cover configuring hardware, installing operating systems, networking, racking hardware, stacking hardware, and configuring open-source cloud computing platforms and deploying a simple application. Sample code will be provided.

Example Activities

  • Install Linux Operating system (Ubuntu) on a server
  • Install and configure cloud platforms (Vmware ESXi and Proxmox)
  • Deploy a sample cloud native application
  • Configure and test server hardware to prepare for OS installation


Illinois Tech Industry Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek


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