The next 28th and 29th of September, Citilab will receive 50 students of secondary of 9 educational centres of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, that will have as a challenge the conceptualisation, the design and the creation of a game on energetic saving and sustainability in the Game Jam ‘Smart Citizen’. This event has been organized by Saint Peter’s School, ENTI-UB and Citilab.
It will be two days of intense work that will require of the active implication and of all the skills of the young participants of each team in order to generate a videogame for raising awareness about the environment in smart cities. During the activity, they will be supported by a mentor that will help to increase the complexity of the games proposed.
Creative and the computational thinking, problem-solving, programming, design and teamwork are some of the skills that will come into play during the ‘Smart Citizen’ Game Jam.
The activity will conclude with a presentation of the results of each group, carried out by the same participants. Finally, an award ceremony will take place, given by a jury composed of professionals in the field of videogames and smart cities. Some of the students already have attended a previous training session in order to guarantee a basic level of programming and videogames creation, and knowing the general principles of a game jam.
Saint Peter’s School, ENTI-UB and Citilab have the common goal of promoting the computational thinking and the scientific and technological vocations by means of entertaining and attractive activities for the students, complementary to the current school curriculum, and that combine creativity and technology. This activity uses the methodology of the international network Jam Today, that promotes the creation of games in collaborative way as a educational tool.
The educational centres that will take part are St. Peter’s School, Col·legi Solc and Oak House from Barcelona; Agora Sant Cugat, Maristes from Badalona, Institut Quercus, from Sant Joan de Vilatorrada; Nostra Senyora de Montserrat, from Rubí; Escola Garbí, from Esplugues de Llobregat; Cornellà High School and Martí i Pol High Shool, from Cornellà, too.