Skilltree NZ and Media Design School have teamed up to bring developHer to the Waikato. This two day programme featuring Aslihan Tece Bayrak and Mike Porter will teach young ladies (12-16) about how to create their own game. Students will learn how to code, create art, and game design techniques that they can expand upon their creativity and imagination. Walk away from this workshop with a game that you have created over this informative and creativity packed weekend. We will provide 12 hours of lab time with 8 hours of directed instruction over the two day period.
Media Design School is New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications. The school offers two bachelor degrees in game development (Game Art and Game Programming) with many of the students getting jobs in industry straight after they graduate. Skilltree NZ is focused on shorter format learning experiences with industry professionals and targeted industry education.
Tece, a senior lecturer in the Bachelor of Creative Technologies at Media Design School has a background in software development for defence industry, and having planned several production pipelines for students, she has experience in various scales of software projects, development and management methods. She has a BSc & MSc in computer engineering and is currently a PhD candidate in computer science. Her area of interest includes game studies, pervasive games, design methodologies, game development, real time systems and HCI.
Mike Porter, previously the Programme Leader for Media Design Schools' Bachelor of Creative Technologies, and a 21 year veteran of game development, started Skilltree to bring his passions for game development, props, special effects, and other practical arts to the Waikato. Mike has worked as a lead artist, lead level designer, lead vehicle artist, and lead environment artist in companies in Texas, and Washington state. He was lucky enough to work on Halo 3, and with the development team that created Flight Simulator, and Train Simulator at Microsoft.
COST $300 (inc GST)
SEATING LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS
MAY 27th & 28th 2017, 10am to 4pm Daily, SkillTree NZ Lab, Hamilton City