By popular request, we provide a look at open source in video games.


Lex Roberts
Maha Hatem


18:00 - Feel free to join the online meeting to chat with other participants
18:30 - Short introduction (5 min) of the evening by Mary Bennett
18:35 - Presentations
20:00 - Closing Discussion

Note: Please aim to connect at the latest by 18:25 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt.


Two excellent talks one looking at the general area of opening up video games, the second looking at cutting edge use of open source gaming to help children with ASD.

Once again, due to COVID-19 this will be a purely virtual meeting. We’ll be livestreaming using BigBlueButton to provide a rich online experience for participants. As always the talks will be recorded for later upload to YouTube.

In a change to our past practice there is no requirement to register.

Further information about the talks are on the Open Source specialist group website.

About the Speakers

Lex Roberts is part of the curatorial and exhibition team at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield. They are an avid programmer and maker of things, both digital and physical. Lex helped establish the London chapter of the Code Liberation Foundation, which fosters the creation of games and creative technologies by women and non-binary people. They now sit on OpenUK’s museum committee, a not for profit organisation committed to develop and sustain UK leadership in Open Technology.

Maha Hatem is a PhD candidate at the University of Greenwich, London. She is conducting research related to autism and how assistive technology can enhance their social skills. This developed tool is a free desktop virtual reality tool for enhancing the social skills of children with ASD. The tool is still in the evaluation process, and the evaluation is part of her PhD.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Open Source specialist group

Webinar: Open source video games
Date and time
Thursday 21 January, 6:30pm - 8:30pm