6th grade student at Gymnasium no. 97 in Bucharest
Harry Girlea is a student in 6th grade at school nr 97 Bucharest.
Harry entered the fantasy world at the age of five, when he read all the seven volumes of Narnia and continued with Harry Potter, seven volumes again.
He started online gaming with Warcraft 3. It was followed by Minecraft, LOTRO and the Assassin’s Creed series. Until now, I’ve tried over 21 games. His current favorites are, in order, WoW, Overwatch and Skyrim.
In his 4th grade Harry passed the PET exam at the British Council. One of the drives for this were the online games (mainly WoW) through their storylines and chatting with people all over the world. His oldest partner was from Netherlands and she was 67 years old at that time.
Step by step Harry started being interested in the world of game developers and testers hence he begun studying programming in C, in 5th grade. He’s still doing it. The majority of schools do not cover this course or are doing it in an unattractive way – he says.
Harry even sent an application form for a tester position in Ubisoft two years ago. No answer, unfortunately.
Luckily, while attending Comic-Con 2016 Bucharest, he met the guys from RGDA – Romanian Game Developers Association (many thanks to Andreea Per from Harry) with whom he is now in close contact.
Last but not least, Harry was encouraged to submit a presentation to RTC by the fact that last month he was accepted as the youngest member ever – 12 years – of Interact Club Bucharest (Rotary supported group).
No wonder Harry says “thanks Interact for not looking at age as a barrier”.
In this presentation I will try to make the attenders understand that the gaming community with the most potential, children, are excluded from a lot of gaming communities, even by fellow gamers, rather than being stimulated to play more and to enter in more groups and socialize. I will try to explain why they have […]