Sydney, Australia: International Women's Day Gaming Hackfest, Sat 14 March

Date: 14th March 2008

Time: From 11am

Location: Maroubra, RSVP for street address

In honour of International Women's Day, albeit slightly late, AussieChix

in Sydney are meeting for a gaming hackfest: participants will be

building a small game in the Python programming language. Check out

http://www.pyweek.org/ for small games already built in Python.

What about non-programmers and non-Pythonistas? If you'd prefer to work

in another language go ahead, we're encouraging Python only because of

the toolkits and because many of us know it. If you're a non-programmer,

we want you on hand for design and testing. Really, we do. Have a look

at the previous PyWeek games for an idea of the need for images and

sprites too.

What if I don't have any ideas? We'll grab the source code from some

previous pyweek challenges, so you could modify those rather than build

from scratch.

Equipment needed: you will need a laptop. If you don't have one and want

to come post to the AussieChix list, someone may be up to rustle up a

spare. If you're using Python, you will need that installed, we'll send

out a list of suggested third-party libraries shortly. We strongly

suggest you have them installed and tested before showing up, simply so

as not to lose half the day to installation. Please also bring a plate

of food to share.

Can men come? Since we have limited room, this depends on the number of

attendees. Women will be given preference. Email the RSVP address and

let us know you're interested, we'll get back to you no later than the

7th. (Standard LinuxChix be polite, be helpful rules apply to all

guests, and male guests in particular are asked to remember that most

women are coming to code or do some image/level hacking, not to have a

man teach them how to do these things. Wait to be asked for your help.)

RSVP: RSVPs are required, please email rsvp.sydney@au.linuxchix.org