Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, is a modern figurehead for women in technology. We think it’s time to inspire a new generation of girls to get into coding and help women already in tech to become and discover new role models, so we’ve partnered with the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment and the London Games Festival to put on the XX Game Jam, a pioneering all-women event which will take place in London on 26/27th October.
A game jam is a gathering of developers, artists, and other creatives to make games in a very short space of time, in this case 24 hours. The event will run from 6.30pm on Friday 26 October until 11pm, and then from 9am until 6.30pm on Saturday 27 October. Food and refreshments will be provided on both days. The theme for the games will be revealed on the Friday evening.
We’re looking for programmers, producers, artists, designers, sound designers and composers, and you can apply whether you have direct experience in the games industry or not.
Men are welcome to support the event and attend the games showcase and prize ceremony on the Saturday evening from 6.30pm, but only women may participate.
This event is also supported by DCRC@University of the West of England, London Games Festival, Next Gen Skills & Auroch Digital.
UPDATE: The XX Game Jam is now full!