This Is Not A Game Ocean Challenge is coming to Limerick!

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A special event will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm in the Millennium Theatre in the Limerick Institute of Technology.

The event is free to attend, but both young people attending and their guardians must register in advance.

Register Here! 

Event Details:

Location: Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology.

Date: 4th of October

Time of session: 10.00 am – 2.30 pm

Price: Free to attend


  • 10:00 am  Registration
  • 10:30 am  Introduction to the program 
  • 10.40 am  Dr. Peter Klimley, aka “Dr. Hammerhead”:Why our Oceans Matter
  • 11:25 am   Games Industry Speaker James Daly: CEO of Atom Split Games
  • 12:15 pm   Break for Lunch
  • 1 pm           Diarmaid Keane: Creating a Video Trailer for you Game
  • 1:30 pm    CoderDojo Mentors: GameMaker exercise
  • 2.30 pm    Event finishes
 Important requirements for the event:
  • Students should bring their own laptop to use.
  • Students should bring a packed lunch. Students under 13 years of age will have to be supervised by a parent at the event.


Dr. Peter Klimley

Dr. Klimley’s research interests revolve around the use of telemetric techniques; specializing in the development of behavioural and environmental sensors, computer-decoded telemetry, automated data logging, and archival tags.  He has designed and built multi-sensor ultrasonic transmitters and used them to relate the highly directional migratory movements of hammerhead sharks to local patterns in the earth’s geomagnetic field.  He was involved in the development of the first automated tag-detecting monitors and was the first to deploy them in the marine environment to ascertain the degree of residency of hammerhead sharks at a seamount and their emigration in response to local upwelling.  A major objective of Dr Klimley’s Biotelemetry Laboratory is to disseminate innovative remote sensing technology among scientists on an international level.

James Daly

James is CEO of Atom Split Games. Games Programmer, Designer and scribbler of many notes, James loves to create fun experiences for people to enjoy. James is also a part-time Lecturer on LIT’s Games Development Course.”


About This is Not a Game

“This is Not A Game Ocean Challenge” is a call out to students to help spread the word about threats to our Ocean by learning code and making games. The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over fishing, the problem of ocean garbage and human impact on life in the sea. This competition is being launched by Coder Dojo, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin and the U.S. Consulate in Belfast, as well as several educational partners and is open to students in Ireland (10 – 18 years old).

You can sign up as an individual or as part of a team. Then you can attend a local launch workshop or get help from your local Coder Dojo and mentors to create your game. The last step is to submit your game to a panel of judges that will include professional game makers.  Finalists will be invited to present their finished games at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin in January.

You don’t need to know how to code to start.   A good team includes more than just programmers.   Storytellers, writers, artists and musicians all help create great interactive games. So anyone who cares about the fate of the sea can help.