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squinky kiai to speak at global game jam 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:15am to Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:00am

Friday, January 23rd, 4:15pm - Sunday, January 25th, 7pm

UCSC, Engineering Building 2, Room 180


Squinky Kiai (DANM '15) will be the guest speaker at the UCSC Global Game Jam site this year, delivering the opening keynote on Friday, January 23rd at 4:15pm. The Global Game Jam is an annual hackathon focused on game development that takes place simultaneously at hundreds of sites throughout the world. Participants are invited to explore new technology and tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills. Teams design, develop create, test and present a new game in the time span of 48 hours. The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.


To participate, register at All skill levels are welcomed. If you do not already have a team, there will be holding a short match-making session on Friday evening to connect participants to others with similar development interests. There will also be short workshops to provide introductions to several game making technologies. A final schedule of workshops will be released at the site listed above before the jam.


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