Registration is open Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2018 Tapia Conference

BWiC Pathways to STEM Gaming Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, September 22, 2018 — 8:30AM - 4:30PM



Sponsored by Black Women in Computing (BWiC), CMD-IT, Microsoft, StrongTIES and Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy


The Pathways to STEM workshop will consist of activities that expose families from historically under-served and underrepresented communities to the importance of careers in computer science. Parents will be provided information on how to keep their children on the path to college and a STEM career. Students will collaborate as a team to design a game to promote good cyber citizenship. Each team member must assume one of 3 roles: game developer, music composer, character artist. Workshop participants will learn how to use a range of rapid prototyping tools and programming techniques to create and showcase their game. The final deliverable will be a team presentation of their product.

8:30AM - 9:00AM - REGISTRATION 9:00AM - 9:15AM - OPEN REMARKS 9:15AM - 10:30AM - PARENT PANEL 9:15AM - 12:00PM - SESSION I 12:00PM - 1:00PM - LUNCH 1:00PM - 4:00PM - SESSION II 4:00PM - 4:30PM - PRESENTATIONS & FINAL REMARKS

If you’re attending the Tapia conference and are interested in serving as a volunteer at the BWiC Gaming Workshop, please contact us.