(Photo by Stephen Babcock)
At the end of a long Saturday, Marlo Michel still had lots of energy.
The Coppin Academy student enjoys playing video games. And at #HackCarey, he got to make one for the first time.
“I’m pretty proud of it,” he said, flashing a smile.
Michel was one of 35 Baltimore city high school students who gathered at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School campus in the Legg Mason Tower for the event. It was the third edition.
As organizer Brad Waters put it, the philosophy behind the event is, “You only learn by doing.”
“This is a very important skill,” Dan Givol of Capital One told the students. “If you want to keep building games, you have to be able to find what you’re looking for,”
The students also live-tweeted their work:
— Cache' (@CacheHarris_) December 10, 2016
— Taylor.rrrrrrr❤️ (@itsonlytaylor__) December 10, 2016
The students were tasked with constructing the parameters and elements of a game where the “bird” has to fly between pipes. At the end, they were able to get creative with the design of the bird and background — Rhianna and Ray Lewis made appearances.
Kelis Young was looking to put in a star, with a galaxy, for the background. An ambitious project, perhaps, but the Western High School student can keep working toward it — all students have access to the games and tools even after the conclusion of the event.-30-
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