Y9-12 Computer Games Boot Camp 2016 - 5-7 July
The annual Computer Games Boot Camp (CGBC) at Monash University is a hands-on, interactive event for students between year 9 and year 12 offering presentations, discussions, group activities, demonstrations, workshops, course information and insights into IT career paths, and of course playing games.
Teachers: Download the flyer from Teachers' Resources for your Y9-12 noticeboards.
What will you do at CGBC?
The Boot Camp covers numerous areas of information technology, including but not limited to:
- Multimedia development
- Digital imaging
- Games development
- Applications development
- 3D…and many other diverse ICT fields.
To receive a participation certificate and be eligible to win prizes, full attendance for the three days of the event will be required. The activities schedule for 2016 is still being finalised, but here's a taste of what the event showcased last year.
Monash IT 2015 Computer Games Bootcamp highlights.
Academy award winning, visual effects developer Ben Britten was among four speakers who unveiled the mysteries of game design and dispelled the stereotype that all game lovers are nerds, at the annual Monash Faculty of IT Computer Games Bootcamp.
The spotlight was on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) underpinning future workforce growth in Australia.
The three-day event pulled back the curtains on videogame culture and design for 300 Year 9-12 game enthusiasts. Now in its seventh year, the event featured a giant, interactive dome that translates data into music, the first time the dome has been displayed outside the recent Microsoft TechEd conference in Sydney. The installation uses a 360-degree camera and a cutting-edge surround sound system, with an inflatable dome that projects real-time 3D visuals. Audience members were able to change the music it produced by waving their arms and by moving around the dome.
Read the full article and check out the pictures from CGBC 2015 at https://cgbc.monash.edu/
Fill out and submit the online form on the CGBC website. Monash IT will be back in touch closer to the event with all required event details. You will also need to complete and bring a signed copy of the dowloadable media release consent form with you on the first day of the event.
Previous knowledge or skills in the areas of games and information technology are not required.
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