UTG Academy has partnered with DigiBC to bring you an online coding camp for girls that focuses on students creating their own video games! The week-long program will be student-directed and project-based where campers will get to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and Python. UTG instructors will tune the curriculum to ensure students are given the opportunity to write code, change gameplay, design levels, update sprites, re-skin their game, and create an app that is uniquely their own.
The subsidized program will feature guest speakers, who will share their experiences, tips, and secrets from working in the video game industry.
This incredible opportunity is open to all girls 8-13 years old and is suitable for a wide range of novice and beginner coders (with no previous experience necessary). UTG programs are centered on values rather than perfection, with a philosophy to education that is focused on supporting student motivations while challenging them to innovate, think critically, and solve problems with the latest technology. Additionally, the camp will be held online over Zoom so it can be taken from anywhere!
DigiBC represents the province’s creative technology industry and our membership consists of companies that span the video game/interactive, animation, VFX, and VR/AR/XR sectors. Our mission is to ensure that creative technology, as a cornerstone of the broader technology ecosystem, grows and thrives in BC for the benefit of current and future generations.
IUGO is a battle-tested veteran of the mobile gaming space with strong experience creating and operating large-scale free-to-play mobile games on iOS and Android.