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Student Spotlight: Kai Nyame

Which school do you go to and what year are you in?

I am a graduating senior at Oakland Technical High School (Note: Kai has officially graduated from Oakland Tech. Congratulations, Kai!!!).


What are your plans after high school?

I am headed to the University of Southern California to get a Bachelors of Arts in Interactive Media and […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Student Interviews|0 Comments

Student Spotlight: Daniel Padilla, aka, “The Mathlete”

School and year:

Second year at the College of Alameda. Accepted to several University of California schools, including UC Santa Barbara, to study mathematics for fall 2017.


Name your favorite video game(s):

“The Last of Us,” by Naughty Dog. I really love the story and the game play. It’s one of the only games I’ve ever finished that […]

By |April 25th, 2017|2017 Program, Student Interviews|0 Comments

Mission accomplished: Gameheads Boot Camp at EBIA Intersession

Last week, Gameheads offered game design training to 28 students at East Bay Innovation Academy as a part of their 2017 Intersession workshop series. Our middle school instructor, Hope Lehman, spent the week training students using Scratch and GameSalad to create culturally relevant video games, and we were thrilled with the entire experience.


During the week, […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|2017 Program, Gameheads: Middle School|0 Comments

Our 2017 Year is Well Underway

In 2016, we started the year off with 22 tech zealots, digital rebels and multimedia mavericks. This year, we are kicking off our Gameheads Classic 2017 program with 40 students, and we expect to add a few more in the coming weeks.


In short, Gameheads is growing.


Class of 2017 is a hungry bunch and, collectively, they […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|2017 Program|0 Comments

Student Spotlight: Ciarra Matthews

At Gameheads, we believe we have the best students of any tech program in the Bay Area. Therefore, starting this month we will be doing a monthly column called Student Spotlights. This month we want to honor one of our vets, Ciarra Matthews who has been having a phenomenal 2017 year. Ciarra is the Art […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Student Interviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gameheads Middle School Program on Display at After School All Stars Launch Event

Our youngest Gameheads dazzled the hearts and minds of After School All Stars (ASAS) Bay Area Launch Event guests on February 2nd at the Museum of Children’s Art. Four of our students from the Gameheads Claremont Middle School Program demoed their games for parents, peers, staff, and funders.


Seetia Akpawu, an 8th grader, shared his […]

The Oakland Videogame Fest – Ending the Year on a High Note

Gameheads would like to thank everyone for participating in the 1st Annual Oakland Video Game Fest, which took place over three days at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. We were thrilled to end our first full year with a celebration of multiculturalism and tech in the East Bay.

Read coverage of #OakGameFest by the […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oakland nonprofit Gameheads seeks to diversify tech through gaming

By Kevin Truong
Originally printed in the San Francisco Business Times.

In the basement level of the Kapor Center of Social Innovation in Uptown Oakland, teenagers stare at laptops with big smiles and tired eyes. On their screens are the products of the Oakland Game Jam, a two-day event where students are given the task of conceiving, designing […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United Roots & Gameheads share program model at White House Conference


Originally printed on the United Roots blog.

United Roots and Gameheads participated in the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) for young people of color on October 28, 2016. The event brought together national leaders that are at the forefront of this work, including Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black female […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Great News|0 Comments

Gameheads Radio Episode 6: Marcus Montgomery, Industry Vet, Gameheads Mentor and Founder of We Are Game Devs

Gameheads Radio is a podcast that features students and mentors from the Gameheads program. We want to highlight members of our community as they talk about their work, share silly stories and document their development towards a career in the video game and tech industries.

In this episode, Dr. No sits down with Marcus Montgomery. Marcus […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments