I’m pleased to announce that UW will be hosting a site for the upcoming Climate Game Jam, sponsored by the White House, the Smithsonian, and NOAA. Students at the undergraduate and graduate level are welcome to participate.

During the game jam, teams will work intensely over a 48 hour period to rapidly prototype games about climate change and water.  More information is available here:

We hosted a site for a similar event with the same sponsors last October, and UW teams placed 1st and 3rd in the nation!  As part of the prize, students were able to show their games at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

We’ll start at 5 PM on Friday April 22 and end at 5 PM on Sunday April 24.  Our site will be open the entire 48 hour period, but there’s certainly no obligation to work long hours (we were the only site in the country open all 48 hours last time).

No prior knowledge of game design or climate science is necessary.  We will have experts in each of those areas available at the site.  Any student is welcome to participate (including graduate students).

For more information or to register, send an email to EarthGamesUW@gmail.com.

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