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Mission accomplished: Gameheads Boot Camp at EBIA Intersession

By |March 2nd, 2017|

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, […]

Our 2017 Year is Well Underway

By |March 2nd, 2017|

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 […]

Student Spotlight: Ciarra Matthews

By |March 1st, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |February 10th, 2017|

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

By |December 7th, 2016|

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 […]

Oakland nonprofit Gameheads seeks to diversify tech through gaming

By |December 7th, 2016|

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 […]

United Roots & Gameheads share program model at White House Conference

By |December 5th, 2016|

 

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 […]

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

By |November 11th, 2016|

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 […]

Join Gameheads for The Oakland Videogame Fest Hosted by the Kapor Center for Social Change

By |November 11th, 2016|

You’re Invited!

Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest

On December 2-4, celebrate multiculturalism and tech at Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest. The event features a Game Jam, bringing together aspiring game developers to plan, design and create a video game within the span of 48 hours. The event also features Game Design and Development Workshops and other educational […]

Gameheads Radio Episode 5: Dual Meanings

By |October 19th, 2016|

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.

Gameheads Radio sits down with Team Phantom members Jeremy Luong, Jesus […]