Monthly Archives: February 2019

UCI’s Record-Breaking Global Game Jam

February 5, 2019

Doubling the number of participants from last year, 304 people packed into Donald Bren Hall the last weekend of January to participate in the 2019 Global Game Jam (GGJ) — the world’s largest hackathon for game development. The GGJ UC Irvine site was one of the largest in the U.S., second only to New York’s Times Square site. Out of the 860 sites in 113 different countries totaling 47,044 jammers, UCI ranked an impressive eighth in size.

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Tess and Karen Tanenbaum Lead Career Workshop for Junior High Students

February 4, 2019

On Jan. 28, 2019, Informatics Professor Tess Tanenbaum and Assistant Project Scientist Karen Tanenbaum led a career workshop for junior high students at the Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa, run by Think Together. Organized by the Tikkun Olam committee of University Synagogue as part of their career outreach efforts in the local community, the workshop involved hands-on learning activities. The Tanenbaums also discussed their educational journey through college and graduate school as well as their current work together running the Transformative Play Lab in the Department of Informatics at UCI.

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