Build a Gaming Computer
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In this hands-on workshop, students will learn about the various components that make up a computer, including detailed knowledge about memory, storage, CPUs, GPUs, power supplies, etc. After getting a general overview, students will assemble their own gaming PC that they can also use for game development, coding and everyday use.
Important: Registration is only available to GPG participants before 2/1/2021. We will cross-check all applications against our GPG roster. We will cancel any non-GPG registrations received before 2/1 or that falsely indicate that the registrant is a GPG participant. We will return your registration fee, minus any processing fees, if we cancel your registration.
This program was originally scheduled for three weeks but is now condensed into a TWO-week program that will be held on Saturdays from 10a - 1pm. The instructor is Dr. Christina Outlay, an associate professor of information technology and the founder and director of colorcoded.
Week 1 (Saturday, March 13): Intro to computers and gaming. Learn about computer hardware and gaming computer requirements. Learn how to find and select parts, troubleshoot, and perform general maintenance. Dissemble a practice computer.
Week 2 (Saturday, March 20): Review computer hardware assembly for a chance to win prizes. Build personal gaming computer. Install software and test. Learn how to personalize the computer.
Please note: this is an EXPENSIVE program that we were able to make affordable thanks to generous support from CUNA Mutual Fund Foundation and it’s part of our growing Game Development curriculum. Right now, plans are to teach it virtually due to public health restrictions, but we’re hoping to provide a safe, in-person option by the start date (potentially, with live streaming. We will update these event details as well as notify participants as we get closer to the date.
UPDATE 2/27/21: This program will meet face-to-face at colorcoded's headquarters, hosted by Synergy Coworking in Madison, WI (see updated location info). Attendees will need to comply with the Dane County COVID-19 guidelines including masks and social distancing. Due to spacing limitations and requirements, parents will not be able to attend without making special arrangements beforehand and only if we have the space available to grant such requests.
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