Organised by the School of Engineering and Built Environment at the University, participants will create digital games and applications from scratch in just two days.
The ‘Y Not Game Jam’ will include a #1ReasonToBe panel session, with speakers including Luci Black, from Media Molecule, and Dr Jo Twist, from UKIE. Both will discuss their experiences of working in the games industry and why they feel there is a greater need for more women to enter it.
Dr Romana Ramzan, lecturer and Game Jam organiser, said: “The games industry needs more women. Although women account for almost 50% of the game-playing population, they only make up 6% of the workforce. The Y Not Game Jam is a great opportunity to reach out and encourage more women into the games industry.”
The panel session will be open to everyone, not just women. To attend the panel session only, email Dr Ramzan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The event will kick off at 3pm on Friday, 29 August and finish at 5pm on Sunday, 31 August.
Glasgow Caledonian University: ‘Y Not Game Jam?’