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Valuable Opportunities for Youth Who Attended Maryland 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference
Valuable Opportunities for Youth Who Attended Maryland 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference

Bright and Early Saturday Morning, The day started with a robust meet & greet and continental breakfast in which students were able to network with our workshop presenters and invited guests and play and test video games.  

Next Regie Thornton (sweatngo.com) kept the energy going and introduced us to his new and fun way of exercising without leaving your seat called Beat Seat.   

Ms. LaShun Lawson was our moderator and introduced our panel of workshop presenters.  Students then broke out into 8 different workshops.

Dr. Jay Collins introduced students to concepts of flight navigation.

Roderick Woodruff's computer class was packed as students learned about video game design and digital art.

Leshell Hatley taught the basics of video game design and art during her workshop. Congratulations to the winners of her Art Design Competition.

Christopher Johnson's Making Beats workshop gave students an opportunity to create sound effects and pair them with animation.

 Best Buy and the Geek Squad brought the new PlayStation Move.  This new interactive experience kept students moving as they tested the latest software for PlayStation3.  


Other workshops included

Video Tournament presented by Christopher Johnson and Shane Conde kept the energy going with their Madden 2011 and Civilization V competitions. 


Virtual Worlds presented by Dr. Keysha Gamor explained the concept of virtual world communities and introduced techniques for navigating avatars.


Designing Educational Video Games, presented by Daniel Akintonde, introduced students to the importance of developing video games that teach children basic fundamental principles.


Careers in Video Gaming presented by LaShawn Lawson, gave students an insite into various careers available in the $50 billion dollar video gaming industry.


         WE DID IT AGAIN!!!  Our 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference was a huge success!!!


Patriots would like to thank everyone for coming out and making our conference a huge success.  From start to finish the day was filled with fun learning experiences and energetic activities.  Students both near and far participated in what has been called "...one of Prince George's best events for our students".  We truly appreciate all of our workshop presenters, exhibitors, and volunteers for their contributions in making this event possible.


Check out the highlights below

Hot off the Press!!! All participants received their official 2010 Video Gaming Conference t-shirt.


Thanks again to our sponsors:      

100 Black Men of Maryland, Microsoft, Best Buy, Safeway, Buffalo Wild Wings, and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), DC Alumni. Deenice, The Digital Dynamo and the Urban Progressive Foundation


If you're interested in our upcoming Video Gaming Workshops, please email videogames2011@hotmail.com to let us know.  Space will be limited. 


 Flight Simulation Competition

                     How High Can You Fly?

                                           for middle school students

                                     COMING IN JANUARY

                                                                               Stay tuned for more info. 


For more information call 301.925.9350 or visit our website www.patriots-ttc.org