Apr 08, 2021

Game Jam Club (Computer Science Club)

  • Georgiy
  • Remote (Worldwide)
Club or Organization Skill Building

Description

Hello, my name is Georgiy and I am 15 years old. I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, however,
in 2016 I moved to Dubai and live here since then. I am interested in computer science, which is why it’s a subject I would like to major in. At the moment I know 3 programming languages:
JavaScript, Python, and HTML. I’m looking for students all around the globe in order to assemble a team and make different projects together. The goal is to make many quality projects together and create a good working team.

Am I only looking for programmers/coders?
No, art designers, user-interface designers, and game/program testers would also be important.

What is going to be the main programming language we would be
using?
The main programming language we would be using is JavaScript, however, it is not necessary
to know in order to get in the club. The student can take any course available online
(CodeAcademy, Coursera, etc.)

What will be the ideal amount of people in the club?
8-10 people would be the ideal number (Around 5-6 programmers, 2-3 art/user interface
designers, and 1-2 game/program testers)

How will we communicate?
We will hold our meetings through Zoom, but we will also communicate between our meetings through WhatsApp (or any other platform that would be easy to use so we could update each other on things or ask any sorts of questions)

How often will we have meetings?
It will depend on the difficulty of our project, but most probably we will have meetings once a month when everyone is available (during weekends)

The process in detail?
We will discuss the project together and distribute the work among every member of the club
during our Zoom meeting. After that, we will work alone, while updating each other on WhatsApp (or any other platform) and, if necessary, ask questions regarding the projects, coding, or anything else.

What will be the first project we would do?
There are a few ideas of what we could do, but most probably the first project would be an app (for Android and IOS) that would help students with their computer science material at school. (Possibly also with Computer Science IGCSE and Computer Science AP) I think it would be great to create this app using either Phaser.js, ReactNative, or BuildBox. Before starting any project, we could discuss different ideas and maybe choose any other project to start off with. However, we will also focus on creating games for phones or desktops, which is why we will use Phaser.js to create games. Phaser is unique for the fact that it is using JavaScript and HTML to make games or apps for both desktops and mobile devices. You do not need to know Phaser.js to get into the club. If you do not know Phaser, JavaScript, or HTML, it is fine. You will be given time to learn that through different courses or videos and at the beginning, you can start by testing games/apps or design objects or heroes (If you are interested in that) Also, I will definitely help you out, so you learn much faster.

What is so unique about my programming club?
Unlike in any other programming club, my club’s goal is to participate in Game Jams, which is a place or a website where programmers are given a certain time (might be a day or a week) to code a game. My club will be doing different projects and games for our applications as a practice to participate in Game Jams. When we get the experience as a team, we will participate in such events and compete with other programmers. Once again, we will be using Phaser.js for that.

Please, if you are interested, follow the link below to this survey:


https://forms.gle/TmvywJa6jwtNAHxe9


If any other information is needed, please, contact me on Gmail:
georgiy.i.ryzhkov@gmail.com

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

No deadline

Age Range

Any age

Competitiveness

Everything is listed in the description.

Participation Cost

No cost.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

PC/Laptop

Zoom installed

Discord or Whatsapp

Time Commitment

Enough time to code/design/test a part that is given to you

Application Process Includes

Completing the survey in the description or emailing me for additional info.