How it Works

The sprints and the showcase

The Emporium of Digital Delights starts on 17 May 2021. There will be three Sprints, each of which will last 12 days. You can participate in any one of them, or any two, or all three.

After all the Sprints are completed, the Emporium will launch a digital showcase, where you can show off your project to friends, family and the world at large.

Here’s a picture of how the Emporium of Digital Delights will be organised.

Flowchart diagram of schedule for sprints and showcase within Emporium of Digital Delights

So, for example, you can start with Sprint 1 on 17 May and develop a project in your team over the following two weeks. At that point, you can stop there or carry on to join Sprint 2. Whether or not you carry on, you can still exhibit your work in the Emporium Showcase that will launch in the week of 19 July. Equally, you can just join the Emporium with Sprint 2 or Sprint 3.

Sprint Schedule

Each of the three Sprints will follow the same 2-week schedule. Here is a provisional look at how the days will be organised.

  Day Format Time Activity
Week 1 Monday Discord 17:00 - 19:30 Introduction to Sprint, meet the mentors, team building
  Tuesday Discord 17:00 - 18:30 Team building, Q&A
  Wednesday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Thursday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Thursday Online platforms 17:00 18:00 Workshop: Narrative in Games
  Friday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Saturday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Sunday Online platforms   Working on projects
Week 2 Monday Discord 17:00 - 18:00 Sprint Halfway CatchUp
  Tuesday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Tuesday Discord 17:00 - 18:00 Tinderbox Lab ‘open office’
  Wednesday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Thursday Online platforms   Working on projects
  Friday GatherTown (TBC) 17:00 - 19:00 Sprint Finale — project presentations

Challenges and Badges

Look through the varied set of challenges that we have designed. These will help you shape the projects you work on during the Sprints and they should be suitable for all levels of experience, whether Basic, Intermediate or Advanced.

In addition, we will be awarding Open Badges as a way of recognising what you achieve during your participation in the Emporium of Digital Delights.

Beginners start here

If it all seems a bit confusing right now, we’ve listed five projects below that will help you get started with The Emporium of Digital Delights. These are particularly appropriate if you don’t yet have a whole of experience with programming.