Girls Learning Code Day '18: Collaborative Game Production @ NAIT, Edmonton [12 May]

Girls Learning Code Day '18: Collaborative Game Production

13:00 - 17:00

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11762 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1
Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to change the world!

In this collaborative experience, learners work together to build a video game that addresses a social or environmental issue and works towards change. Learners will explore the game industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on different project teams, within a variety of roles. As a group, we will track through the game development process together — from pre-production to post.

After brainstorming a game idea and creating a collective Game Design Document (GDD), learners will work to complete assignments using a variety of tools, programs, and languages. Each learner will explore 2 of 3 game production elements, including game-building, audio, and/or artworks creation.

At the end of the experience, learners will share their individual projects to reveal a series of video game levels that they can share with family and friends. They’ll also leave with a better understanding of how their favourite games came to be and how they can incorporate coding into their existing interests and skills.

Learning Outcomes
— Use technology to create positive change
— Better explain the game development process
— Apply personal interests and skills within the game industry
— Work with a team to find creative solutions to problems
— Create a collaborative video game in Scratch
— Use the tools, languages, and programs learned to KEEP CODING!

Who is this for?
This workshop is for female-identifying kids, ages 8-13. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

None! Our workshops are designed for absolute beginners!

— You must bring your own laptop and charger for which you have administrative permissions. Sorry, Chromebooks and/or tablets aren't suitable. Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.
— You may be required to download some free software.
— It's a good idea to bring your own nut-free snacks plus a water bottle.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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