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Seeking Mentors for GenTech Game Jam, April 12-13 - Coach High School Students!

From: Julie
Sent on: Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:26 PM

Hello BetaNYC!


The New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and TreSensa are seeking volunteer mentors for the GenTech Spring Break Game Jam for NYC high school students!
This is a great opportunity for you and your friends who have tech, digital art or design backgrounds to coach low-income NYC high school students in game development and design.


The Spring Break Game Jam aims to provide New York City high school students from under-resourced communities with the opportunity to learn about professional game development and to build related technical skills. Over the course of a weekend and with the support of volunteer mentors, each student team will create a mobile game that runs on the TreSensa Game Engine and work on a 3-min pitch presentation to showcase their work.
We’re recruiting three types of mentors for the event:

1. Developers: Volunteers with high-level programming experience (familiarity with JavaScript preferred) that can coach students to build games running on the TreSensa Game Engine.

2. Digital Artists: Volunteers with digital art skills who can help students produce game assets such as sprites and sprite sheet animations.

3. Game Designers: Volunteers with game design experience that can advise students in game pacing, difficulty scaling, and refining the levels they create.


Logistical info about the event can be found below.

· What: GenTech Spring Break Game Jam

· Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, New York, NY

· When:

o Saturday, April 12th, 1:00PM-8:00PM

o Sunday, April 13th, 10:30AM-4:00PM

(Highly prefer volunteers to participate both days.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jordan Runge of NFTE ([address removed] and also available at [masked] x391). I hope to see you at the event and thank you for your support!



Center for Economic Transformation @ NYCEDC
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street • New York, NY 10038 •
[address removed] • w. [masked] • f. [masked]

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