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Updated: Sep 21, 2021

The Latest From Code Savvy

New this week - we are searching for our next Technovation[MN] Program Director reporting to the new Code Savvy Executive Director. This role leads our Technovation[MN] program that helps girls discover their potential and encourage them to engage with their community in ways they haven’t before. If you are inspired to show girls that they belong in technology, that they can be founders of businesses, and that they are important to the future of everyone - we want to hear from you.

We are also continuing our search for our next full-time Executive Director to expand our work of creating opportunities for hands-on, equitable computer science learning experiences that inspire all learners to transform the future for good.

Additionally, Code Savvy is looking for Part Time Computer Science Instructional Coaches to support our fast growing Educator Program! Join us to engage and inspire students through creative computing!

Click the button below to learn about all opportunities currently available with Code Savvy!

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: National Video Game Day

This week’s focus is National Video Game Day!

September 12th was National Video Game Day. This day celebrates different types of digital games, spanning from old school classics to new complex gaming universes. Video games are a great way to connect both with friends and family, but to also have fun by yourself. There are so many unique games that allow us to have a break from reality and jump into a world of make-believe.

The first video game called Nim was created in 1940 and was shown at the World's Fair in New York City. Then in the 1970s, the brand Atari became the leaders in video games. They became very popular for both arcade games and in-home console systems. During the 1990s the first handheld video game, known as the Gameboy, was released. This device allowed players to take their games wherever they wanted. Then in the 2000s new technology increased the amount of new and impressive games and gaming systems available. Due to this boom of new technology, players can now experience video games through Virtual Reality, on so many different devices and so much more!

This week try checking out the website Flowlab. It allows you to create your very own video games for free. You can publish the games you create and interact with others by playing one of their games. The program does not require prior coding knowledge but uses a flow-based visual logic builder for simple understanding. As you are using your creative juices to make a new project, you could also try creating a video game in Scratch. Whatever you create, don't forget to share it with us!

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