So glad you are here! We've got a fun packed week of learning about computer science and how to make a game using GameSalad.
(Looking for previous year's pages? Go to 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Check out this year's games, made in GameSalad. Note that you need to download a free copy of GameSalad Creator to open and test the games (you can skip registering for an account).
Download the slides on women in CS, and check out these resources:
Usability and HCI were our computer science topics today (download the slides). Here are some related links:
Today's computer science topic was artificial intelligence (download the slides). Here are some related links:
Today we learned about computer graphics. Download the slides and the example image with both raster and vector pictures (download this to the same folder as well).
You might also be interested in the following:
Images (along with everything else on a computer) are ultimately stored as ones and zeros. The binary number system is used to represent numbers on a computer. Download the slides from today's binary numbers presentation, and check out Virtual Ventures!
Download the slides on computer science and game design. Check out The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses if you want to learn more about making games.
These are the games we will study:
Check out the user manual for GameSalad Windows Creator.
Explore the template games.
We will meet in 4115 Herzberg at 9am Monday morning. We recommend you bring a USB key to save your work on, paper, pens/pencils, and headphones.
In addition to creating your own game, our schedule for the week includes:
On Wednesday at noon, there will be free activities in the Tory Foyer, including a visit from Little Ray's Reptiles and free cotton candy and popcorn.
Anyone involved with this year's mini-course (or any other year) is welcome to join the Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls Facebook group.
To talk to Gail, use this contact form. You are welcome to ask me about anything related to the course, Carleton University, and computer science in general! I'd love to hear from you!