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GAMEHEADS IS HIRING!!

Gameheads is looking to hire 2-3 instructors (Game Design and Music Production) for our Gameheads Middle School classes in both Richmond and Oakland. This is an ideal position for a college student, recent grad or a person trying to pick up extra hours during after school hours. Applicants can inquire or apply at damon@gameheadsoakland.org
 
Instructor – Video […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

Gameheads Radio Episode 5: Dual Meanings

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 […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gameheads and Executive Director, Damon Packwood featured on NBC BLK

“Interactivity is the language of our generation, similar to how hip-hop and rap was mine, and for my parents, it was jazz and blues. So video games is their culture.”
To read more check out the full article here.

By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gameheads Radio Episode 4: LUCiD

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 Lucid members Rebecca Taylor, Jose […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing the DevOps Program Powered by TekPerfect

Gameheads is proud to announce our new DevOps Program for young adults ages 18 – 24. Spearheaded by advisory board member, Alfonso Hooker, the Co-Founder and CEO of TekPerfect, the goal of the program is to provide students with DevOps training, which will eventually lead to paid contract work through TekPerfect, an Oakland based IT […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments