Have you heard of the CDC Health Game Jam????
I will leave here the official event information, and soon we will publish more information about the workshops Microsoft is organizing with the Georgia Game Developer Association to prepare for the main event!!
CDC Health Game Jam 2013 Atlanta, Georgia Southern Polytechnic State University
Join us for the inaugural Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Game Jam and competition hosted by Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)!
The Jam lasts from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22.
A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 to 48 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields.
The focus of the CDC Health Game Jam is the creation of games that address large-scale health priorities championed by CDC, such as disease prevention, outbreak investigation, and healthy, active lifestyles. Professional game developers and health-oriented developers/investors will judge the games; allowing teams an opportunity to put their work in front of potential employers and mentors. The winning team will be offered a 4-week paid follow-up assignment at CDC, to learn about public health and government, and develop its game further for a December 2013 release.
Registration is required to participate and there are a limited number of spaces for participants, but we will allow walk-up registration if spaces are available. The Jam will be first-come/first-served, based on date of registration. Thanks to our generous sponsors, no admission fee is required, but YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE to reserve a spot.
Visit http://gafallgamejam2013.eventbrite.com/ to register. Come to J202 in the J/Atrium building between 4:00–5:00 pm on Friday, September 20, to begin the weekend. Driving directions and a campus map are available at http://www.spsu.edu/visitspsu/campusmaps/
SPSU gratefully acknowledges our generous sponsors for CDC Health Game Jam 2013:
Games for Health Project is funded by Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio.
For more on Pioneer, visit http://pioneer.rwjf.org
Past Game Jam Weekends: