Thursday, April 4 | 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
A day of workshops for students and professionals. There will be four 90-minute and two 180-minute workshops in 2 rooms. Attend one or many. We encourage you to bring a laptop.
Workshop Room 1
Let’s Go On an Adventure: Building a Realtime, Collaborative Game with Web Tech
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
I think web developers have most of the necessary skills to be video game developers. In this talk I’ll walk through technologies and techniques typically used to build web apps and websites, and how they can be applied to game development. I’ll present and discuss some of the tools and skills that are needed in the form of a realtime, collaborative multiplayer adventure game. Attendees will walk away with new perspective on how to apply their current skills and tools in a new context, excited to build some games!
Now That The Algorithms Rule Social Media, What's Next For Your Business?
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
As business owners, it is important to understand that social media algorithms are constantly changing and how to equip yourself with the knowledge to adjust. Tiffany Major, Digital Strategist and owner of T. Major Design, will discuss how the social media algorithm works so that you can understand how to plan, schedule, and analyze metrics to increase visibility. Learn techniques that will help you create engaging content and get your business seen by the masses.
Databases 101 for the Aspiring App Dev
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
We’ll cover what you need to know about relational databases entering a career in development, including the different kinds of databases, terminology when entering the workforce, the basics of backups, indexes, and TSQL syntax, and an interactive relational database design exercise.
Introduction to Electron
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Workshop Room 2
Think Like A Designer
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this workshop, we will teach the fundamentals of web design through a hands-on demonstration. We will take an idea for a website or app and turn it into a paper prototype. We will dive into identifying our audience, information architecture, prototyping, and user experience. Create teams or work individually. Bring your own idea or work with a professional mentor to develop one. Be ready for lots of pencils and paper!
How to Start A Dope Brand
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Courtney has learned a lot from her experience starting a clothing brand. In this workshop, Courtney will explain and demonstrate some of the things she learned along the way. She will demonstrate how to: Take a sketch from drawing to vector using Photoshop Illustrator, use a heat press and (pre-cut) vinyl for vinyl printing onto t-shirts, bags, etc., take product photos with just your phone, and use social media and word-of-mouth to market your product.