The first event in the #include series will be River Jam - a free, 48 hour game jam that will be held at The Arts Center (http://www.artscenteronline.org/) in Troy starting on the same day as River Fest (http://downtowntroy.org/special-events/river-street-festival.html) (Saturday, June 20th) and continuing throughout the weekend.
The jam will be preceded by an optional "intro to game development (http://www.artscenteronline.org/First-Timers-Gaming-Workshop-for-Women-with-Tech-Valley-Game-Space/13687/)" workshop that will take place over the prior weekend (June 13th-14th), also at The Arts Center.
While the jam is open to all participants, the primary goal for this event is to encourage first time game makers who identify as women to sign up. As such, participants that meet this criteria will be given priority in the event that spaces are limited.
In addition to making an effort to reach out to participants who identify as women, we are also seeking women to help serve as voluntary mentors and provide guidance to the jammers. If you are a local developer that would be willing to contribute some time to help provide expertise and support during River Jam, please send a message to [masked] with a brief summary of your background and availability during the weekend of the jam.
For more information, please visit http://techvalleygamespace.com/riverjam .