Google Play’s Change the Game Design Workshop

Tuesday, May 28
4 to 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sessions are full.

Teens can put imaginative ideas into motion during Google Play’s Change the Game Design Workshop at The Strong. Join Global Marketing Lead of YouTube Gaming Elizabeth Del Valle as she leads brainstorming sessions for the next mobile game idea. Following the workshop, teens will submit their idea to Google Play’s Change the Game Design Challenge and explore the museum’s Women in Games exhibit during a special guided tour.

This free program is presented with Google Play’s Change the Game Design Challenge, empowering teens to use their skills and creativity to design mobile games. Five winning teens in the nationwide contest will have their game made in partnership with Girls Make Games and launched on the Google Play Store—inspiring, educating, and empowering thousands more, with the hope of creating a more equitable mobile gaming industry. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship for higher education and a $15,000 tech donation to their school or community center.

The program is also part of The Strong’s Women in Games initiative, which documents and celebrates the crucial contributions of women to the electronic games industry, past and present.

Select a Session

Session A
4 to 5:30 p.m.


Session B
5:30 to 7 p.m.


Enrollment Information

The free program is open to teens ages 13 to 18. All children ages 13 to 15 must be accompanied by their adult for the length of the session. Registrants ages 16 to 18 do not require an adult. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 15 people per session. Early registration is encouraged.

Participants should plan to bring their own laptop or tablet with Wi-Fi capabilities to complete the online application. Smartphone devices may also be used. Electricity and Wi-Fi connectivity will be provided by the museum. Should a participant not have access to these items, a limited number of computers and tablets may be available on-site. Please call or email The Strong’s Guest Information Services Team at 585-263-2700 or prior to enrolling.

About Elizabeth Del Valle

Elizabeth Del Valle serves as the global marketing lead for YouTube Gaming, where she is responsible for driving YouTube’s global marketing strategy for the gaming vertical. Since joining Google in 2015, Elizabeth has aligned Google’s marketing initiatives to create projects with large cultural and social impact by raising the voice of diverse communities at Google, such as elevating the Latino community through work with notable Hispanic leaders and influencers.

Del Valle started her marketing career at Sony Computer Entertainment of America and holds degrees from both the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. She recently led YouTube’s presence at the Game Developers Conference’s Women in Gaming Rally and has spoken on panels featuring industry women who are breaking barriers in the gaming industry to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and in video games.