Coding Grace presents Diversity in Games Workshop Series
By Vicky Twomey-Lee in Dublin Aug. 4, 2016, 6 p.m.
Related event: [ReFig:Network in Play Series] Part 1 - Introduction to Board Game Design (Sat 20 Aug 2016)
The Network in Play partners (including Coding Grace, gamedevelopers.ie, Imirt, Pulse College, Dogpatch Labs and Maynooth University) are organising three FREE workshops in Dublin in August/Sept. aimed at beginners who are interested in learning about designing, writing and coding for games.
These workshops follow up on our earlier surveys which we discussed in an earlier feature on our Network in Play page.
These are diversity friendly workshops, which means we are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and identities. These workshops are aimed at people aged 18 and over.
They are FREE to attend and we encourage people to attend all three workshops. Workshops will last for approx. 3 hours with a break for a light lunch (provided).
We are organising the following 3 workshops:
Introduction to Boardgame design
- When: Sat Aug 20 (11:00 - 15:00)
- Where: Pulse College, Halston Street, D1
- Tutor: Robin David O’Keeffe
Interactive Fiction with Twine
- When: Sat Aug 27 (11:00 - 15:00)
- Venue: Pulse College, Halston Street, D1
- Tutor: Charlene Putney
Making 2D games in Unity3D with Fungus
To be eligible, you must not be currently studying on a games-related post-secondary course, have prior experience in making games, or work in the games industry.
We are open to creatives (artists, storytellers, creative writers, musicians) and other non-programmers.
We will ask you a few background questions on signup and some follow up questions after the workshops to assess how you think things went.
Code of Conduct
To provide an inclusive and safe environment to learn, we have a Code of Conduct: http://gamedevelopers.ie/diversity/refig-nip-code-of-conduct/
About the project
This initiative is a pilot project part funded by the SSHRC research council in Canada and the ReFig: Network in Play – Crafting Diversity in Games. The larger project is committed to promoting diversity and equity in the games industry and culture.
Thanks to our hosts, tutors and supporters.