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OLPC Physics Game Jam - for an XO!

One Laptop per Child

Friday, August 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

Cambridge, MA

OLPC Physics Game Jam - for an XO!

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Type End     Quantity
Boston - pro developers   more info Ended Free  
Boston - indie developers   more info Ended Free  
Boston - level design   more info Ended Free  
Boston - youth designers   more info Ended Free  
Boston - support/volunteers   more info Ended Free  
Boston - Sunday - learning content meeting only   more info Ended Free  
Remote participant   more info Ended Free  

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tell your friends (and physicist enemies) --

The Physics Game Jam is an OLPC Jam devoted towards learning to produce and producing physics-based games for the XO laptop. It will be held August 29th-31st, 2008 in Cambridge MA.

Prizes will include an OLPC XO, various tech goodies, OLPC swag and a SURPRISE PRIZE.

If you want to attend, but don't want your name to appear on the attendees list, contact Brian at bcjordan gmail.

Types of teams:

  1. Professional developers (suggested: teams of 2-4)
  2. Independent developers / mixed (suggested: teams of 2-4)
  3. Youth developers (suggested: teams of 2-4)
  4. Level designers
  5. Remote developers (suggested: 1-4 team members) - Takes place online.
  6. Staff and support (graphic artists, musicians, sound designers, video producers, event supporters)

Instructional events:

  • Eric Jordan of the Box2D project will be giving a talk on developing physics games with pyBox2D for the OLPC XO.
  • Nirav Patel, Google Summer of Code student working on vision processing for the XO will describe combining physics and vision processing for interactive games.
  • Alex Levenson, OLPC summer intern and creator of the x2o physics game will talk about level design for his game.
  • Brief introductions to git and source control, wikis, and the XO hardware
  • How to package an activity for Sugar

Visit our wiki page for more information: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Physics_Jam

Prizes include:

  • An XO developers program laptop
  • Various swag from XO accessory retailers XOExplosion and ilovemyxo
  • Other prizes that will be announced at the beginning of the jam (contact bcjordan gmail to donate a prize for the event)

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1 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142

Friday, August 29, 2008 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 5:30 PM (EDT)


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