This is not a game, Cork Workshop!

this is not a game

This is Not a Game!

Is a video game challenge for Irish students. The goal is to use the fun and popularity of video games to raise awareness of Marine issues like overfishing, ocean pollution and ocean acidification. The challenge is being organised by CoderDojo, the U.S. Embassy, and Griffith College.

This session is open to all kids aged 10-18 whether they attend CoderDojo or not. On the day, we will have workshops on games development, discussion on the competition theme and presentations from the gaming industry. The Cork edition will take place at the UCC Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

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Event Details:

Location: UCC Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Western Gateway Building.

Date: 15th of November

Time of session: 11.00am – 2.30pm

Price: Free to attend


·         11:00 am  Registration

·         11:30 am  Introduction to the program 

·         11.40 am  Tom Doyle, NUI Galway: Why our oceans matter

·         12:10 pm  Richard Sneyd, Cybermyth Games: What makes a good game

·         12:40pm   Break for Lunch

·         1:10 pm    Paul Kennedy and Eoghan Dunne, Panabona: Game entrepreneurs and working in a team

·         1:30 pm    CoderDojo Youth Mentors: GameMaker exercise

·         2:30 pm    Event ends

Requirements for the event:

  • Students should bring their own laptop to use.
  • Students should bring a packed lunch.Students under 12 years of age (including 12) have to be supervised by a parent at the event.


Richard Sneyd, Cybermyth Games: What makes a good game

Tom Doyle, NUI Galway, Marine Scientist: Why our Oceans Matter

Follow us on Twitter @thisisnot_agame for updates on the workshop.

Please Note: We would ask that all attendees 13 and under are accompanied by an adult at the event. Students have to bring their own laptops to work with at the session. Please do not book a single adult ticket and attend alone. Adults will not be allowed into the event unless they are supervising a student attending the event.

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