No competition is complete without free food, drink, and prizes! See below for details on the prizes and judging for the CS Night Game Jam.


All members of the top two teams will win individual prizes. This year the prizes are related to the theme, and will not be revealed until the theme is announced. However, if you are interested in games, you'll love the prizes!

Winners will be announced after the State of the Department address at the end of CS Night. Participants must be present at that time to receive their prizes.

If you are familiar with the other activities by the CS Tutoring Center (such as the fall social and raffle), you know we give out good prizes :)


The winners will be selected by the following panel of judges:

Sophie Engle

Professor Engle teaches software development and data visualization for computer science and data science majors, and for the Masters in Analytics program. Her research focus is on computer security visualization and computer science education.

David Galles

Professor Galles teaches data structures and algorithms, compilers, and game engineering for both the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs. He also created an extensive set of data structure visualizations. His areas of interest include causal networks, programming languages, artificial intelligence.

Alark Joshi

Professor Joshi teaches introductory programming (in both app inventor and python) and data visualization courses for both the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs. His research focuses on developing and evaluating the ability of novel visualization techniques to communicate information for effective decision making and discovery.

The panel will consider creativity, game play, and how well the game prototype is related to the theme.