Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Game Jam?

A game jam is a gathering in person, online, or hybrid, where people come together within a defined time frame to create games. They may work as individuals or form groups to collaborate. There is often a theme announced at the onset of the jam, that inspires the creators. The theme may be related to Holidays, special events, famous people, movies, an organization’s objectives or initiatives, or completely random. Often, a sponsoring organization will organize the jam and support the event with a venue, resources, prizes, etc.

Game jams are a fantastic way to grow skills in game development, team building, and project management. There are jams available for all ages, skill levels, and interests within game development, design, art, music, etc.

Let’s make a game together! 😊

What is the difference between STEM and STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math.

The term STEAM was created to explore the ways that art can be used in conjunction with STEM and the way that STEM can be used to express ourselves artistically. Examples of this are LED Bracelets that are made from electrical circuit components that can be decorated with yarn:

Teaching children to make LED wearable electronic bracelets at The STEAM Center.

The Value of STEAM Education
Educating students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) empowers students to use critical thinking skills, logical reasoning, and methodical approaches to problem solving, among many other benefits. Incorporating Art into STEM education enhances the creative and expressive aspects of a student’s personality, skills, and talents. An integrated, left and right brain approach to learning and project creation engages students’ interests. It also showcases the many uses and applications of STEM in everyday life and creative expression in our modern technology driven world.

What is the difference between coding and programming?

These terms are often used interchangeably.

When we program a computer, we give it commands, essentially telling it what we want it to do.

We use code to write a program.

So, we can think of code as the language of computers.

Examples of Code: Binary, Scratch, and C# inside Unity

Any more questions?

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