East Coast Game Conference Submissions

•January 25, 2011 • 1 Comment

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into when I agreed to be technical chair for the East Coast Game Conference. I knew what I wanted to have happen, namely try to get some really good technical sessions to make this the “must attend” conference in the Southeast. I’m happy to say that I’ve had to extend the deadline due to all of the people that want to present. We have far more submissions than we have space, so the tough part of narrowing down to a subset of such great entries has to begin soon.

East Coast Game Conference 2011

•December 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’m really excited that we’ve announced the East Coast Game Conference for April 13th-14th 2011. In prior years, the conference was known as the Triangle Game Conference, but with the success in prior years it felt like it had grown beyond just the local RTP game industry.

This year, I’ve been put in charge of the technical sessions for the program. I’ve already started reaching out to people in the area and have been really excited by the positive response. I think this year is going to be very exciting and well worth your money to attend if you have any interest in developing games.

I sent out an informal poll to my contacts in the games industry, but thought that I’d open it up to anyone that is interested:

If you’ve never attended, why not?
If you did attend, what did you think?
What sessions worked well?
What sessions went poorly?
What kind of content would make you prioritize attendance?
What kind of content would make your employer want you to attend?
Would you consider presenting a 60-minute/30-minute/15-minute presentation?
Do you know of anyone that might be interested in giving a presentation?

Activate3D on CNN!

•October 29, 2010 • 2 Comments

The video for the CNN segment is up!
http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/27/the-big-i-super-accurate-video-games/
The CNN crew was great in getting us set up and ready to go. This is such a great opportunity for our startup!

Activate3D is live

•October 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The startup that I’m working at, Activate3D, is going to be on CNN’s the Big I today at 1:40pm. Our website is also live at www.activate3D.com. We are really excited!

Really cool paper from MS Research

•August 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A few years ago at TED, MS showed off something called Photosynth. It was an application that discovered correspondences between images submitted by end users and build them into a sort of 3 dimensional point cloud that allowed you to see how the pictures related to each other in 3D space. It was obvious where they were eventually going, which was to create 3D scans of environments from crowdsourced data. This paper has an update on how their research is going.

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=101822

One Month In and Still Loving It

•August 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Just wanted to shoot out a quick update. I’ve been at Activate3D for a month now and am enjoying it greatly. The team is firing on all cylinders and we’ve already made some great progress on problems that I thought would be stumpers from the outset. I can’t wait until we can show more people what we’ve been working on.

Now on Facebook

•July 16, 2010 • 1 Comment

I finally gave in and created a Facebook profile. I know, I’m one of the last people on the internet to do so.