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Hoist Halifax: Unity

January 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm AST

What is Hoist?

Hoist is a technology club for teens interested in coding, design and entrepreneurship. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 19, and have an interest in startups, technology or coding, then come check it out. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and charger. If you do not own a laptop, we will bring one for you – just be sure to let us know when you register.

January Topic: Unity

Let’s create in Unity! Unity gives users the ability to create games and experiences in both 2D and 3D. During this session, you will learn how to build a terrain. Unity allows you to create and add vast landscapes to your game quickly and easily.


James O’Connell is a graduate of the Game Development Program at NSCC. Following graduation, James moved to Halifax to become a game developer at REDspace in Bedford. He has been working with REDspace for two years, and is experienced in making games for web, mobile, voice platforms and Roku devices.

What Happens at Hoist?


Grab a slice of pizza to enjoy with friends.

Learn from experts in the business. The first half-hour will be a lesson from a professional on the topic of the day.

Build or design something, and apply what you just learned – it’s a mini-hackathon. Work in a group or on your own to create the next big product or service.

Reflect and discuss the day: what did you find challenging or exciting? Chill out and talk to your pals about what you created.

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January 18, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm AST
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