This summer, DigiBC has partnered with Under the GUI (UTG) Academy to bring you an online game development camp for girls! The program will be student-directed and project-based where campers will get to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and Python. UTG instructors (Lydia Assion-Nielsen, Mia Gieselmann & Linda Lee) will tune the curriculum to ensure students are given the opportunity to write code, change gameplay, design levels, update sprites, re-skin their game, and create an app that is uniquely their own.
The subsidized program is sponsored by IUGO Mobile Entertainment (a DigiBC member) and will also feature guest speakers, Amie Hulme (Technical Director, IUGO), Thais Campos (Quality Analyst, IUGO), and Reina Magica (Game Designer, IUGO) who will share their experiences, tips, and secrets from working in the video game industry.
This incredible opportunity is open to all girls 9-13 years old and no previous coding experience is necessary. UTG programs are centered on values rather than perfection, with a philosophy to education that is focused on supporting student motivations while challenging them to innovate, think critically, and solve problems with the latest technology. Additionally, the camp will be held online over Zoom so it can be taken from anywhere!
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM PDT
Dates: August 9-13, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)