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Virtual Talk - Windy City Hackathon - Games Development & Help Session

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This virtual session will be about game development. Join us to learn more about developing games and the different game engines available. This is a free virtual talk that is part of the Windy City Hackathon. To join, navigate to the following link in your browser:

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Windy City Hackathon

This is not your normal 24hr hackathon! This hackathon goes on for over a month! We will guide you through building an app, teaching you more about our cloud services, civic apps, the importance of good UI and UX, how to make money off your app and much more.


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