Brain Boost: Game Jams & the Indie Game Dev Community

Speaker: Adam Silcott
Have you ever been playing a game and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it takes to make something like this?” If so, this is the Brain Boost for you! In this session we will discuss what happens at a game jam, the role they play in the indie game dev community, the Unity game design engine, and more!




A lunchtime collaborative learning experience that starts with someone sharing their experience and expertise and ends with open discussion. Bring your lunch and learn.
July 14 – Noon to 1:00 PM
(doors will open at 11:30 so you can grab a snack and a drink and get settled in)
122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (Cowork Frederick “Community Room”)

Adam Silcott began working with Unity game engine as a hobby and now uses it in his professional life as well. With Unity, he visualizes disaster data for NASA, simulating hurricanes, floods, and wildfires in virtual reality. He is also an organizer of the Frederick Game Development meetup group and is passionate about building a community of game developers in Frederick.

Brain Boost is a monthly brown bag event designed to build expertise, catapult the success of small businesses, and ensure equitable access to a wealth of knowledge. People from a wide variety of professions and walks of life share their experience and expertise in an educational talk. Then, with the help of a facilitator, engage participants in active conversation. The event is meant to spark inclusive conversation and circulate the abundant knowledge within Frederick’s small biz community. Participants bring their own lunch (optionally). Drinks and light snacks are provided. The Cowork Frederick Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) covers the cost of running the program and the meeting space, with the help of sponsors. Speakers volunteer their time.

Founded in 2019, the Cowork Frederick Foundation is the community-supported, non-profit arm of Cowork Frederick. We help Frederick County freelancers and entrepreneurs be more successful by creating ways for them to connect, learn, and build better businesses – and lives – together. Help support our efforts here.