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

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 Radio Episode 2: Brian Chan, Industry Vet and Gameheads Mentor

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 Brian Chan, an […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Student Interviews|0 Comments

Congratulations To Our High School Graduates

(Jose J. Martinez, Quyen-Vi Nguyen, Chun Tat Chan)


What are some of your hobbies and things that you’re passionate about?

Jose J. Martinez:  

 I am passionate about about two things: education and dyslexia. Education and dyslexia are very valuable to me. I have dyslexia and it was difficult for me in school. It s very difficult for […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Student Interviews|0 Comments

11 Reasons Why We Use Game Design to Teach Tech to Young Students of Color

As the founder of a video game development program, one of the most difficult parts of my job is convincing adults that this interactive medium is a valuable and impactful way to teach tech to low income youth and youth of color. When adults hear “video games,” they may think of their childhood spent in […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Best Practices, Student Interviews|0 Comments

Hear Gameheads Students Discuss their PlayStation Experience, uh experience.

On December 5th and 6th two of our students had a chance to attend the 2nd annual PlayStation Experience at the San Francisco Moscone Center. The event is used to reveal and advertise PlayStation games and game-related merchandise. The event is open to the public, and showcases various panels and many unreleased games, with playable demos. […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Gaming Events, Student Activities, Student Interviews|0 Comments