This workshop part of ReFig: Network in Play - Crafting Diversity in Games pilot programme this year.
Interested? This workshop is for persons aged 18 and over, and aimed at beginners.
You must not be studying in a games-related course, have prior experience in making games, or work in the games industry. We are open to creatives (artists, storytellers, creative writers, musicians) and other non-programmers. Participants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire on their experience and a researcher will be present at the workshop.
Please read our Code of Conduct and our diversity statement before applying.
You will need to bring your own PC or Mac laptop and a mouse. To ensure we get started quickly on the day, please do these steps BEFORE the workshop.
You might have problems installing / running Unity on very old laptops but if steps 1 & 2 above work then you should be ok.
If you'd like to get a head start on the workshop:
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Here at Pulse College, we will help you to grow both technically and creatively, and enable you to develop a truly rewarding career.
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YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coding Grace is partnering with Maynooth University and a network of local partners to provide alternative spaces for learning about designing and making games. This initiative is part funded by SSHRC research council and the Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFIG) network in Canada. The larger project is committed to promoting diversity and equity in the games industry and culture.
Please ensure that you can open Unity3D application without errors. If there are problems, please email us and we can ask a mentor to help you.
Go towards Starbucks (left) at the other end of CHQ, Dogpatch Labs is opposite Starbuck's.
Startbucks is on the right, Dogpatch Labs is on the left.
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Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.
If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.
Chris Gregan has worked in the games industry for 13 years. He previously founded the Irish office for San Francisco based PlayFirst Inc., and has Chief Architect credits on chart topping mobile games including the hit Diner Dash franchise. He advocates for making game development accessible to everybody and is the author of Fungus, a free open source tool for easily creating storytelling games in Unity 3D.
Paul McGrath is an animator & filmmaker, most recently he has combined those skills to branch into narrative storytelling games. He has directed and produced award winning animation shorts, documentary shorts and features. Paul has taught animation in Ballyfermot, Colaiste Dhulaigh & Dun Laoghaire but luckily escaped many years ago to set up Whackala, where he now develops documentaries, animation IP and fiction projects.
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We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.