Metro Friday #4: JavaScript Game Development

The Ocho
Sat, 30 Jun 2012, 01:00 - 04:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Seattle, US

*** UPDATE: I had the times on this event wrong. It's actually an evening event from 6-9pm ***

*** I'm still working on a location for this event. I'll let you all know soon. ***

Another iteration of the Metro Friday series. Remember, these are happening weekly throughout June and July because we're still in the windows for getting early adopter tokens for Windows 8 apps.
This week, special guest presenters are Jake and Sam from Random Salad Games. They are going to give us a good schoolin' on how to make games for Windows 8 using HTML5 and JavaScript.

Jake and Sam already have their token and two apps poised and ready for store submission! Here's some info about these guys...

Sam Kaufmann
Sam graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Math and an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences. He was first turned on to mobile game development in his senior year by Jake Poznanski, his housemate at the time. After working at as a software developer in 2011, Sam and Jake co-founded Random Salad Games.
Sam has always enjoyed problem solving and finally found a creative outlet for it in game development. It was the perfect way to mix his love of math and computer science with his artistic background. Sam has contributed to the game engine framework and technical aspects of each game but is primarily in charge of game production. Sam works closely with Jake and graphic designers to provide the user with a fun and inviting gameplay experience.

Jake Poznanski
Jake is a Polish born computer scientist living in the United States, and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. After working with Microsoft first hand on the Windows Phone platform, Jake decided to develop a few simple games. Once these first few titles proved a success, he teamed up with Sam Kaufmann to found Random Salad Games.
Jake's original expertise is in robotics and embedded systems, but it was not hard to make the leap to mobile development. After a few experimental titles, the advantage of Windows Phone development over other platforms proved itself very clear. Jake?s primary contributions are to the technical elements of the games and projects run by Random Salad Games. Responsible for the first versions of the backend systems, as well as the game engine framework, Jake continues their development and maintenance.

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