Kickstarting a board game with Randy Hoyt
In April, Randy Hoyt, a web developer & teacher living in Orlando raised $40K on Kickstarter to build the adventure game Relic Expedition. Randy will discuss developing the game, running a Kickstarter campaign, and delivering backer rewards. Randy currently works for BloomBoard, a Silicon-Valley startup, and previously taught web development at Treehouse and the UT, Dallas.
Noble Whale Studios has been working to create a game for the console platform, a single and multiplayer competitive 2-D platformer that uses a unique method of getting around. Built using the Unity Engine, it has a unique play style that encourages flow control and twitch reflexes. Come learn how it was built, talk to the developers and check out a couple of demo stations at the event.
Photography without limits with Gary Monroe
Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach. Since 1984 he has photographed throughout Haiti, and later looked at tourism across Florida, especially the "rite of passage" of vacationers at Disney World.
Infographics with D3.js with Ray Villalobos
Digital Media Marketing with Anthony Tolvo
Active in Marketing and Innovation for nearly 10 years within the Telecom, HVAC, Online Retail, Insurance, Youth Sports and Non-Profit industries. Tony Tolvo is a "student" of cutting edge marketing and innovation. In his talk, he'll show you free and Nearly Free Digital Marketing Tactics including Wordpress, Reputation Management, Hosting, Analytics, Email and Video Marketing.
From personal freelance to business with Ryan Paiva
How do you make the transition from personal freelance to a full fledged business? Ryan Paiva, owner of Golevel, LLC, now in business for seven years with four employees shows you how to make the transition. From hiring staff to becoming a business to striving to become a great company and what effect going corporate has in your ability to stay creative.
Planning for disaster with Ted Arent
With over 15 years in the computer world, Ted has experience and a serious passion for all things technology related. Being considered a subject matter expert in several areas, Ted serves as an adjunct professor at LaSalle Computer Training Center for Microsoft and CompTIA computer certification. Ted is also the Director of IT for a Software Development company headquartered in Tampa Florida. Away from the workplace, when not playing computer games, Ted can usually be found spending time with the family Geocaching or Kayaking in the Florida outdoors.
Biohacking: Upgrading Our Personal Biology with Kathryn Neel
Biohacking is the marriage of biology with the hacker ethic. It encompasses a wide range from Grinders who design and install DIY body enhancements to DIY biologists who conduct at home gene sequencing. Biohacking can also refer to managing one's own biology using a combination of medical, nutritional and electronic techniques. Kathryn is a Data Scientist who models a variety of systems and delights in modeling biological systems. She's also a member of the maker/hacker space FamiLAB.
The Fine Art of Self-Publishing with with Lisa Tennant
Want to get your manuscript published, but don’t know where to start? Learn about some of the challenges authors and illustrators face when self-publishing, the processes for getting a manuscript ready, and what you need to self-publish a print and ebook. Lisa is the Web, Mulitmedia, and Graphics Instructor at Florida Technical College in DeLand, FL. She fell into the wonderful world of children’s book writing and illustration. Min Min and the Magic Garden is her first children’s picture book, available on Amazon.
UX Design and Agile development with Kenyon Congdon
Kenyon Congdon is a Senior Analyst with SunGard Public Sector in Lake Mary. He is a usability and user experience specialist and has given over 200 internal UX/UI training sessions. His work succeeds through careful understanding of the target audience and how to communicate with them in a way they not only understood but wanted to hear. Kenyon will discuss upfront UI and UX design and how it fits into an agile development environment.
Maria, a native of South Florida and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has almost a decade of experience in digital and retail marketing. She left her marketing job at Amazon.com to pursue a career in the food industry. Through networking techniques that she will share with you, she has started a gourmet nut business, and has her product available in several stores across the state of Florida.
Motion Capture using Kinnect sensors with Stephen John Ellis
Stephen John Ellis is a mixed-media artist employing digital video, electronic media and 3d design. He is currently an Assistant Professor of digital art at Stetson University. Ellis will focus his talk on setting up a simple motion capture studio using entry-level software and an X-box kinect cameras for use in 3d animation and game design.