October 3rd was the start of the 3rd Annual Game Jam hosted by Code In the Schools. I attend this event and thought it went very well. It was very exciting and informative to participate with all the talented young coders. The level of enthusiasm from the participants made it very enjoyable experience for everyone. While observing the process some of the kids took to create the games was unbelievably incredible. Some groups used storyboards, some just jumped right into the process to make the games right from the start. While there had been first timers (myself included) there had been previous participants that attended.
All in all, I think Code in the Schools organization is doing an excellent job of engaging more inner city students into the wonderful world of coding. Here are a few pictures I took from the experience.
Instructions in Unity
Starting a new project with one of the students.
Students and volunteers
All the students working on their Games
If you would like to volunteer, donate or just check out the program visit code in schools website by clicking Here.