Get ready to code! Nickelodeon is greatly encouraging people to follow their dreams and continue their passion of working in computing fields by teaming up with Girls Who Code for an exciting, highly-anticipated one-hour special of Game Shakers titled, “Revenge @ Tech Fest!” The episode will premiere on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 PM ET / PT. “Revenge @ Tech Fest” focuses on the “… Game Shakers team [as they] prep for Tech Fest, a technology convention in Brooklyn, to showcase their new game OctoPie. When an enemy from the past resurfaces at the event to seek vengeance, the crew needs to enlist the Girls Who Code to help defeat it” (source: press release).
In addition to the marvelous episode, Nickelodeon will be releasing a new app called Octopie that is inspired by the show. According to the press release, “The game challenges players to guide a pizza-delivering octopus up and down a New York high-rise building, while flinging pizzas through open windows, avoiding obstacles and collecting tips along the way. OctoPie marks the third game from the TV series to reach #1 among free apps in the App Store Kids category, and is available now on the App Store, Google Play and Fire tablets. Sky Whale was the first app to launch in conjunction with the series premiere in 2015, followed by Nasty Goats this past February.”
It is so wonderful to see all that Nickelodeon is doing to help close the gender gap in the world of STEM and computing fields. In fact, Nickelodeon is even airing another inspiring episode of The HALO Effect featuring the admirable teen Christina Li, who uses her computer skills to motivate girls who are interested in being in the computing fields and Li also organizes a computer camp. The HALO Effect “Hello World ” episode airs tonight at 8:30 PM ET / PT . For more information on the episode, read here.
Nickelodeon is also partnering with Afterschool Alliance and Code.org. Check out the official teaser for “Revenge @ Tech Fest” below and be sure to set your alarms and grab your friends and family to tune in to a sensational one-hour special of Game Shakers on May 21st at 8:00 PM ET / PT. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be tuning in to watch “Revenge @ Tech Fest?” I know I will be!
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