The Skills Week Coding Dojo, taught by Jez Nicholson from NCsoft, will give participants an introduction to the basics of Agile Development and Adobe Flash. While web games are often overlooked by the mainstream games industry, the number of people playing them is skyrocketing, and the tools for creating them are becoming increasingly powerful.
The Coding Dojo is a workshop where everyone joins in as part of the team. Participants will learn and discuss Agile Development by collaboratively building a game in Flash. A single project is displayed for the whole group to discuss, while students continuously pair up to work 15 minute shifts on the code.
This is a beginner level workshop, and while any Flash Actionscript 3.0 knowledge is welcome, students do not require it to attend. Come to the Coding Dojo and you're sure to pick up the basics.
Westminster Kingsway College
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus, Oxford Circus or Leicester Square
The Coding Dojo is part of Skills Week (www.skillsweek.com). Skillsweek is part of the London Games Fringe, a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media: www.londongamesfringe.com
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