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Game Jam!

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  • Thingstitute

    29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD (map)

    39.084011 -77.151077

  • By popular request, it's time for another game jam! This time we have a completely different challenge from our last one. Like our other game jams, ideas range from creative to crazy. We've divided the ideas up into easy and hard ones, so we'll have fun programming challenges for everyone no matter what their skill level. This is a great meeting to bring friends and program the challenges together!

    If you have a laptop, please bring it to the meeting and check that Scratch ( works beforehand. If you're not sure what to do, we'll help you out.

    Important: Ages 7 to 17 are welcome, but children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entire meeting. Bringing a friend or two is fine, but please, no large groups.

    Getting there:

    The Thingstitute is located in downtown Rockville in the old red brick courthouse at 29 Courthouse Square. It's at the corner of Maryland and Courthouse Square with a large fountain out front. 

    Enter via the front door. Walk down the hall and make a left at the elevator. We'll be on the second floor. An entrance without stairs is located in the rear of the building. Handicap parking is located next to the rear entrance. We'll have a sign with a number to call to get someone to open the rear door. 

    Parking: Street parking is free on Sundays, but may not be available. The parking lot at 11 N Washington St is free and less than a block away. It is on the corner of Courthouse Sq and Washington St with an entrance right after the traffic light on Courthouse Sq. A second option is the COB parking garage on E. Jefferson and Monroe which is larger and also free. See for other parking lots. 

    Metro: If you are coming by metro, exit the station to the left and take the pedestrian bridge over Rockville Pike. Walk straight for a little over a block and you'll be there. 

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  • Joshua W. +3
    Event Host

    Parent of two boys who love Minecraft and Scratch.

  • Frank H. +2
    Event Host

    Software developer dad with a couple kids interested in Scratch, interactive fiction and... more

  • Adam M. +1
  • Noreen +1

    parent of 12-year old boy who is interested in learning how to code

  • Loucel +2
  • Ben +1
  • Dave +1

    My son is 9 years old and enjoys scratch and minecraft. I also personally like scratch.

  • Megan +1
  • chy

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  • Mei Mei C.

    Artist/educato­r and a mother of 11 year old son who loves Minecraft.

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