Volunteers Needed for Event Looking to Empower Future Game Developers

Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games for an event teaching girls more about the technology behind the gaming industry.

Girls Make Games

Organizers of an upcoming Plano gaming workshop for young girls are looking for volunteers to help inspire future generations of creators, engineers, and designers. 

Media and information company Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games to put on a June 5 game development and design workshop for girls ages 8-16. 

The free event is aimed to help the girls learn more about the industry and foster an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Participants will go through the basics of programming, design, and animation needed to make their own video game. 

While the workshop filled up in a matter of days with 200 participants, mentors and volunteers are still needed to help empower the future technological workforce. Lunch will be provided.

Girls Make Games hosts gaming education events all over the world and its alumni have published games on Xbox and Steam. Earlier this year, it teamed with Google Play and ESA Foundation for a gaming design challenge for teens. The winner of that contest will be announced in June.

IF YOU GO

Girls Make Games workshop

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 for volunteers and mentors

Where: Collin College Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano

Go here for more information and to sign-up as a mentor or volunteer.

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