Girls Learning Code Day 2018: Collaborative Game Production

 

When: Saturday May 12th 2018 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: Canada Learning Code – Hamilton Chapter

Register: eventbrite.ca/e/girls-learning-code-day-2018-collaborative-game-production-for-ages-8-13-parentguardian-hamilton-registration-44406146981

Details:

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 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!

This workshop is for girls 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.

 

Kevin Browne

Founder of Software Hamilton.