Forge spring 2021 Courses Showcase


What is showcase?
Every semester we showcase what our students were able to build by displaying their work and celebrating with a big cookout. For obvious reasons, things are a bit different this year.
This year, we're opening up showcase attendance to the public. For the first time ever, members of the public will be able to see the awesome projects that our students were able to complete.
⭐ Prizes ⭐
Course winners: $5 Grit gift card for each member of group
Forge-wide winners: $100 Grit Gift gift card for group + Forge Shirt & Stickers
Forge-wide runner up: $25 Grit gift card + Forge Shirt & stickers
How It Works
Showcase goes live
At Forge, we offer 10 courses that cover everything from data science and software engineering to graphic design and digital marketing. Our courses are project-focused and students graduate their course having completed at least 3 projects.
Cast your vote
Voting will be open from April 25-28th. You'll be allowed to vote for as many projects as you'd like but you should only submit 1 vote for each project per day.
Winners Announced
We'll announce the winners for each category on April 29th. Check back to see which projects won and celebrate our awesome students.
About Forge
Forge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that prepares students with the modern skills they need to make an impact in the world. Over 1,000 students each year learn things like design, marketing, and data science through our fun, engaging, community-driven projects and programs. We strive to empower students to realize their own potential while creating opportunities for them to make an impact for good.
Get involved at Forge
I was incredibly lost when I came to UVA. I did not know what I wanted to do, what I was good at, and what made me feel passionate; and my courses only made those questions harder to answer. However, the incredible experiences, opportunities, and community that [Forge] provided me is irreplaceable and incredibly clarifying. I owe a significant portion of my resume, successes, work experiences, and proudest projects to [Forge].
Avery Colyer
I always said I wished I had gotten involved in [Forge] sooner while studying at UVA. I joined my second semester of my 3rd year and instantly loved the sense of community. By providing a place for students to congregate and learn new skills that they otherwise may not have thought they could learn, a sense of friendship and support is instilled in the hearts of its students.

Agni Stavrinaky
I think [Forge] reflects the values that we are taught at UVA and more. The people here want to improve themselves and the world around them and this is clear by the effort they give in the classes they teach, and the many opportunities that are given to students here. [Forge] was a large reason why I chose UVA and I am proud to be part of this family.
Kymane Llewellyn
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We don't partner with just anyone - we ensure that each company partner will provide real, meaningful projects for interns to work on. We get to know each company and work with their team to create a detailed internship profile full of info that lets you picture what it would really be like to work there. Each profile includes details about the team, pay rate, and workplace culture so you can evaluate if it's the right fit for you before you apply. Once you're accepted into Launch, there's not a full commitment to the program until you confirm an internship you love.
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