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IGDA Philadelphia Center City Hosted by IndyHall

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

22 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Building Name: 
Daniel Building
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Tristin Hightower
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none - however donations are welcome
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
anyone
Age restrictions: 
no age restrictions
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available
Notes: 

Site notes can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EQpvjVu0bxBuE9-iGhc1vDejHWkEdkS9fPv6...

!!! This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) site !!!
You will need to bring your own equipment or tools in order to participate in Global Game Jam at IndyHall. If you can bring it, you can use it!

A HUGE thank you to all of our 2012 sponsors!
- Location Sponsors: Indy Hall and Camden County College
- Full Screen Sponsors: Cipher Prime & Disk Makers
- Shared PLUS Screen Sponsors: AMI Entertainment, Microsoft
- Shared Screen Sponsors: Island Officials, Play Eternal, Too Many Games
- Board Game Sponsor: Rolco Games
- Food Sponsor: PopChips!
A FEW OPPORTUNITIES LEFT: http://bit.ly/IGDAPhillyGGJ2012Sponsorship

things to consider bringing:
Technology
- computers, monitors, keyboards, mice
- Ethernet cables
- power strips
- headphones
- Artist or musician? What equipment/software will you need to do your thing? Make sure you bring it!
- Plan to make a non-digital (card/board) game? What type of things would you make it out of? BRING IT!

Comfort / Sleeping
- chair (if you don't want to sit on a folding chair all weekend)
- blow up mattress / cot / sleeping bag / something to sleep on (if you plan to snooze and don't want to be on the concrete floor)
- ear plugs / sleeping mask

Food
- if you would like to dine on something besides take-out, consider bringing some snacks

The site has:
- hard-wired AND wireless internet available
- a fridge and microwave
- access to showers if pre-arranged -- bring your toiletries if you'd like to use them
- a variety of delivery/take-out menus to choose from
- numerous restaurants and bars nearby: http://bit.ly/aNpdDs

The space is handicap accessible.

Public Transportation
This site is easily accessible via SEPTA and PATCO.

SEPTA Market - Frankfort (Blue) Line
The Market-Frankfort Line has stops at both 5th Street and Penns Landing (2nd Street). The site is a 2.5 block walk from 5th Street and a 1.5 block walk from 2nd Street
http://bit.ly/adoIT0

SEPTA Buses
Various buses go back and forth near 3rd and Market; please check maps and schedules to determine the best route for you to get to 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/b0T4V9

PATCO
Take PATCO to 8th & Market. From there you can bus, take the SEPTA Market-Frankfort line or walk to IndyHall at 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/biGUl9

Parking
Looking for parking near the site? Here's a list of nearby lots according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority: http://bit.ly/cQPhT5

Pittsburgh IGDA

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

700 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Building Name: 
Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
sabrina haskell (Pittsburgh IGDA GGJ Coordinator)
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$15
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
Anyone
Age restrictions: 
18+ (<18 considered on a case by case basis)
Available tools or technology: 
Some computers available with various software. More info on site webpage
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

We are FULL, including a full waiting list.

Harrisburg University

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Building Name: 
Harrisburg University
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Anthony Ortega
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
university students, hobbyists, and professional game developers
Age restrictions: 
18+ years only
Available tools or technology: 
internet connection
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available

IGDA Philadelphia | IndyHall - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

IndyHall
20 North 3rd St, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Tristin Hightower
Contact Email: 
tristin@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
none
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) site!
You will need to bring your own equipment or tools in order to participate in Global Game Jam at IndyHall. If you can bring it, you can use it!

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172747589424926

A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors!
- Location Sponsor: Indy Hall
- Premiere Sponsors: AMI Entertainment and Microsoft
- Sponsors: East Coast Game Audio, Island Officials, Little Wins, Play Eternal, Vested Rabbit Technology
- Food and Drink Sponsors: BAWLS Energy Drink, PopChips!

Facilities
IndyHall provides a great collaborative space. It has:
- Plenty of whiteboards
- Hard-wired AND wireless internet available
- A kitchen (bring your food and snacks - or if you want to make a 5-course meal, you can probably prepare that also!)
- If you'd rather not cook, there are a variety of delivery/take-out menus to choose from
- 3 restrooms (WITH tubs/showers -- bring your toiletries)
- Lockers for securing your stuff (you will need to bring your own padlock)
- Near numerous restaurants and bars: http://bit.ly/aNpdDs

IndyHall is handicap accessible.

Public Transportation
IndyHall is easily accessible via SETPA and PATCO.

SEPTA Market - Frankfort (Blue) Line
The Market-Frankfort Line has stops at both 5th Street and Penns Landing (2nd Street). IndyHall is a 2.5 block walk from 5th Street and a 1.5 block walk from 2nd Street
http://bit.ly/adoIT0

SEPTA Buses
Various buses go back and forth near 3rd and Market; please check maps and schedules to determine the best route for you to get to 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/b0T4V9

PATCO
Take PATCO to 8th & Market. From there you can bus, take the SEPTA Market-Frankfort line or walk to IndyHall at 3rd & Market
http://bit.ly/biGUl9

Parking
Looking for parking near IndyHall? Here's a list of nearby lots according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority: http://bit.ly/cQPhT5

Pittsburgh IGDA - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

420 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 291-6200
http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/

FROM NORTH:

To Pittsburgh take 79S to 279S to 579S.
Take the 7th Avenue exit.
At the first light turn left onto Grant Street.
Turn right onto Boulevard of the Allies.
The Art Institute is located at the corner of Cherry Way and The Boulevard of the Allies.
FROM SOUTH OR WEST:

Take 79N to 279N to Pittsburgh.
Coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnels, take the Boulevard of the Allies exit.
The Art Institute is located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies between Smithfield Street and Cherry Way.
FROM EAST:

Take exit 6 on PA Turnpike to 376W. You will stay on 376W for approximately 15 miles.
Take the Grant Street exit.
Turn left onto Boulevard of the Allies.
The Art Institute is located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies between Cherry Way and Smithfield Street.
* Parking is available across the street from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and in the surrounding vicinity for $5/day

Building Name: 
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Sabrina Haskell
Contact Email: 
sabrina@schellgames.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$10
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

As of January 26, 2011, we are FULL. We are no longer accepting Jammers.

Philly IGDA | VGI Philly | Indy Hall - [2010 site]

Global Game Jam 2010 Participating Jam Site

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Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Tristin Hightower
Location Information
Address: 

20 North 3rd St, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Building Name: 
IndyHall (Independence Hall)
Jam logistics
Entrace Fee: 
none but donations accepted
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Internet Access: 
Internet access available
IT tools: 
Site provides no particular game development or software tools to jammers
food: 
Have access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity
Security: 
This site has onsite security
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

This location is a BYOT (bring your own technology) site. We will have access to both hard-wired and wireless internet so you will be able to download tools, access FTP sites, etc.

If you have any questions regarding the Philly location or event in general, do not hesitate to contact Tristin

ETC / PIGDA - [2010 site]

Global Game Jam 2010 Participating Jam Site

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Organizer Information
Company or Institution name: 
Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center
Contact Name: 
Tracy Brown
Location Information
Address: 

Carnegie Mellon University
Entertainment Technology Center
700 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Building Name: 
Entertainment Technology Center
Jam logistics
Entrace Fee: 
10.00
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Internet Access: 
Internet access available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
food: 
Have access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

The fee holds the participant's place and offsets some snacks. Parking will potentially be additional if we cannot work something out for the weekend.

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