Fall 2009 Kick-off! (Summary)

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Aug 27, 2009
11:49pm

Thanks to everyone who came to our first meeting!
We saw a video of last year's awesomeness and game presentations from five different people.

SJSU Game Dev Highlight Reel from SJSU Game Dev on Vimeo.

Grid[z] and Ultimate Checkers Online from SJSU Game Dev on Vimeo.

Bryan Munro's War and Bees from SJSU Game Dev on Vimeo.

Convenience from SJSU Game Dev on Vimeo.

First development challenge of the semester

Our first game development challenge starts in two weeks, but you need to form your teams now! For the first time ever, we will be collaborating with students at Cogswell Polytechnical College. Through collaboration, we hope to get several teams that each have dedicated programmers and artists, as well as game designers and others.

To get the teams formed for this challenge, please post on this Google group, even if you plan to work independently or already have a team planned: The Cogswell and SJSU Collaborative Game Challenge Google Group. Following the example (the readme post), please state your skills and the type of team or team members that you'd like to work with. In a week or so, participants can then go through the list to find team members.

Semester schedule

The second challenge of the semester, as well as additional guest speakers and other awesomeness, will be finalized later. For the meetings below, the rooms in the Student Union are already reserved, and the guest speakers are confirmed.

September 2nd
Student org fair tabel'n (10:00 AM - 2:00)

September 10th
7:00 - 9:30, Almaden room
Albert Chen will speak, and the Cogswell and SJSU Collaborative Game Challenge will start

September 24th
7:00 - 9:30, Almaden room

October 8th
7:00 - 9:30, Almaden room
Guest speakers from Zynga are coming, and the Collaborative Challenge will end
EDIT: Zynga needs to be rescheduled :/

October 22th
7:00 - 9:30, Almaden room
Guest speakers from HeyZap are coming

November 5th, November 19th, December 3rd
TBA

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