Social Game Fest Coming to Cogswell College

Social Game Fest

Want to know what it takes to develop apps or games for the Facebook platform? Have a great idea but you’re not sure how to transform it into reality? Interested in understanding the basics of the Facebook API?

Then don’t miss the Social Game Fest hosted by Cogswell College in Sunnyvale each Monday from October 19 through November 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm!

Social games are a new, rapidly growing area of the game industry. Local companies are very actively looking for both experienced talent and interested interns.

Join the Social Game Fest’s Facebook Group to get the latest news about the event.

Registration required. Please see the registration page for fee schedule (scroll down to the Cogswell College section in orange).

How do the Social Game Fest sessions work?
There are four sessions available to attend over a period of four weeks.

Sessions 1 & 2 are offered especially for those who wish to gain technical and design background for making social games. For example, basic Facebook API tutorials will be covered in sessions 1 and 2 two among other topics.

Sessions 3 and 4 will focus on hands-on game and application creation. Either bring your own team or form a new team and get ready to test your concept against other teams.

For people who have not recently built a social application, registering for the bundle of four sessions is recommended.

There will be awards for different categories to spur your creation. Submission is optional.

Independent judges will select the winners of the competition sometime in January so teams will have time after the Game Fest to submit their products.

An application server and an onsite system administrator are provided during the course of the event.

What: Social Game Fest


Session 1 – October 19
Session 2 – October 26
Session 3 – November 2
Session 4 – November 9

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Background: For coders, brushing up or learning some PHP scripting and HTML beforehand is recommended.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

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