Cloud Crafters: Building Your Own Cloud Computing Platform

Eligibility Requirements

Rising ninth through 12th graders


Rice Campus


Session Six: July 22–26

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


$325, payable in full at registration; enjoy a 50% discount off the regular price!


Note: We're pleased to announce that the application deadline for the Rice Campus programs has been extended to June 7. Payment for the Rice Campus programs is now due fully at 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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