The winner team tackles the problem of online privacy
The assignment of the 2014 edition of the Jam Today – in a very simplified way – was related to learn coding literacy: a very challenging topic for about 30 hours of time, to be developed with people you don’t know before. The teams were very creative in the first phase imaging various way of teaching and learning coding logic, but then they have to consider the scarcity of time and resource in order to produce a working prototype. They were pragmatic and they cope in adopting fresh approach to this topic, that was already the object of many games.
The winner team, was awarded also for their capacity of considering the privacy an issue for child and adolescents, How and by whom are handled personal data online? What are the risks of identity theft? To answer these and other questions, the team made up of students of the Polytechnic of Turin and recent graduates (Gaeatano Marrone, Richard Moscatello, Edoardi Maida, Marco Giannitti and Thierry Forno ) created LostID, a game of espionage that enters the player into the heart of the dangers of sharing personal information online.
The team also won the special prize TreataBit, with whom he won the support of the I3P program for digital startups.
The second classified was the team of two secondary school studens aged 17 from Istituto Tecnico Statale GB Industrale Pininfarina and Istituto Tecnico Statale Peano: the name of the game is Programmed Brawl, a game that allows you to learn the basics of computer programming though a “coding” combat.
The First and Second Classified teans won the subscription to Zbrush and Maya training courses offered by our sponsor Event Horizon
, a school for digital arts in Turin.
The Third Classified is the Chickaboom team that presented Compilator, a game explaining the compilation process. They won Gift Card for the Windows Store, offered by Microsoft.
The Turing Jam Today was many other things… people said “It was long time I didn’t enjoy so much” or “since I attended the Global Jam in Turin, I never miss any jam” and while this jam is just finished, we already miss it so… let’s see at the next JAM.!