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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 game developers and changemakers get together to build games to help Indigenous youth.

After running the first ever Indigenous charity 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 that will inspire and teach Indigenous youth how to code.

In 2016, more than half (53%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were aged under 25 years. In addition, Australia’s digital economy is projected to be worth $139 billion a year by 2020 but its growth is inhibited by a skills shortage, according to the most recent study from Deloitte Access Economics and The Australian Computer Society.

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

Outcomes

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

  • Build games that educate non-Indigenous Australians and strengthen Reconciliation in Australia

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 any where in the world (virtual Game Jam).

DATE

8 - 10 March 2019

LOCATION

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

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