Give Backathon | "Game Jam"

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General Assembly Melbourne

12a/45 William Street

Melbourne, Vic 3000

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Give Backathon “Game Jam” is a charity hackathon where programmers, creatives, and entrepreneurs get together to build cool games for good.

After running the world's first Indigenous hackathon, we are now running the first “Game Jam” that aims to help close the disparity gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by building games, which will inspire and teach Indigenous youth how to code. This will empower them with invaluable skills for the future workplace or allow them to start their own startup/business as a Tech Founder.

By empowering Indigenous youth to achieve their self-determination and career aspirations through technology, we can reshape our communities for the better and help close the massive disparity gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians,

OUTCOME

  • Build games that inspire and teach Indigenous youth how to code and develop their own games.

PRIZES

  • $2,000+ General Assembly Credits - classes and workshops credit voucher to each winning team member (max 5, $250 each)

  • $1,000 Cash Prize for the Best Team

RULES

  • You can use any existing games, tools, code, languages, etc.

  • Collaboration & Team Work is Welcome!

  • Nothing illegal or personal attacks (bullying) - we're here to have fun & make some cool games for a worthy cause.

  • You can also build games and participate from anywhere in the world (virtual Game Jam).

DATE

13 April 2019

LOCATION

General Assembly Melbourne, 12a/45 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

SCHEDULE

09:00AM - 09:25AM | Registrations

09:30AM – 09:45AM | Introduction & Overview

09:45AM - 10:00AM | Icebreaker

10:00AM - 10:30AM | Pitches / Team Formation

10:30AM | Hacking Starts

12:00PM - 12:30PM | Lunch

2:50PM | Submission Deadline

3:00PM - 3:15PM | Pitches

3:15PM - 3:30PM | Closing Ceremony

3:30PM | End of the charity hackathon!

Afterparty!? TBC...


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General Assembly Melbourne

12a/45 William Street

Melbourne, Vic 3000

Australia

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