1 day Gaming Workshop presented by Black Women in Computing

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 08:30
Main Contact First Name: 
Danielle
Main Contact Last Name: 
Cummings
Opportunity Region: 
Florida: Central Florida
Audience: 
Educator
High Schooler
Middle Schooler

Black Women in Computing (BWiC) is proud to host an exciting game development workshop for Orlando teens sponsored by Microsoft! In the spirit of the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, BWiC offers this workshop to students (boys and girls) ages 13 ‐ 18 who are Florida residents.  Priority will be given to historically underrepresented groups in computing (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) however, all students are welcome to apply. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Participants will learn basic programming concepts through fun activities. Families will receive valuable information on how to support their child’s pathway to careers in STEM. Participants will use the skills taught to develop and showcase their own fully-functional, interactive video game that promotes good cyber citizenship. 

 

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  1. increase students’ interest in computer science and programming
  2. promote education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  3. support historically under‐served and underrepresented students with limited opportunities or access to resources in these areas. 

This workshop is geared toward students with no prior experience in computer science or programming and is being offered free of charge.  

 

Date:               Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:               9AM ‐ 5PM 

Location:         UCF Center for Emerging Media, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, 500 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801

 

 

Students and volunteers click here to learn more and apply. 

Seating is limited so apply early!

 

Questions? email bwicworkshops@gmail.com

 

 

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Danielle Cummings, Ph.D.

Committee Chair

Black Women in Computing