This in Not a Game, Galway 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 Galway edition will take place at the NUI Galway, Bailey Allen Hall.

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Event Details:

Location: NUI Galway, Bailey Allen Hall

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 by:

- Michael Madden, NUI Galway Head of Discipline of Information Technology

- Susan Cleary, US Embassy Director of Public Affairs

- U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley

11.45 am  John Evans, Marine Institute: Why our Oceans Matter

12:15 pm  Alan Duggan, Tribal City Interactive: What Makes a Good Game

12:45 pm  Break for Lunch

1:10 pm    CoderDojo Youth Mentors: Unity 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.


Alan Duggan, Tribal City Interactive: What Makes a Good Game

Marine Institute Speaker: 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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