Working Group @ ACM ITICSE 2016: Game Jam Junior Working Group Education

Working Group 7: Game Jam Junior Working Group Education


Working Group Leaders:

  • Allan Fowler – Kennesaw State University, USA –
  • Johanna Pirker – Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Bruno Campagnolo de Paula – Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil


Game Jam Junior is designed to introduce young learners to computer science concepts in a fun and engaging way. Through introducing these concepts at an early age in an entertaining way, it is possible to influence or improve perceptions of computer science as a career. In this working group, we will discuss the potential of Game Jam Junior.

The scope includes but is not limited to:

  •  Exploring the potential of Game Jam Junior to increase diversity in computer science
  • Establishing Game Jam Junior sites
  • Identifying potential partnerships
  •  Identifying potential research projects at the Game Jam Junior
  • Identifying collaborators and partners for grant applications

Applicants should provide information about their prior experiences in organizing game jams or outreach programs involving K-12 students.