Girls Learning Code Day: Collaborative Game Production – May 12

Know any 8-13 year olds interested in Game Development? This year’s Girls Learning Code Day looks more awesome than ever thanks to Canada Learning Code!

Facebook event link here. Eventbrite ticket link here.

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.

Prerequisites:
None! Our workshops are designed for absolute beginners!

Requirements:
– 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 edmonton@canadalearningcode.ca

Hope to see you soon!
If for some reason you can’t make it, check out our REFUND POLICY.