Last Weekend I spent an amazing time with the students and faculty at the School of Interactive Games and Media at Rochester Institute of Technology.
On the 30th of November to 1st of December, RIT and Microsoft held an 18 hour Imagine Cup workshop and Game Hackathon. I know 18 hours on no sleep, lots junk food and plenty of coffee doesn’t seem like the perfect recipe but, the students at RIT did an amazing job and demo great games !
The RIT Imagine Cup Workshop and Game Hackathon last weekend was my very first event! For those of you have read a bits of my blog, you will know that I just joined Microsoft at the beginning of October after just graduating this year. This event was a BIG DEAL for me! As you can imagine being a newbie I was nervous and excited about this workshop/hackathon. The turn out of this event was pretty amazing we had 49 students come out, and 28 participate in the hackathon split into teams of four.I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing crowd.
The amazing teams had to create an app or game that fell under one of the three competition categories of Imagine Cup 2013: game, innovation, or world citizenship. The final results had run on a Windows: Desktop(Windows 8), phone, or Azure, with the teams using Visual Studio as their primary text editor.
I would like to say a special thank you to Jennifer Hinton, David Schwartz , and all the faculty at RIT who made this hackathon possible. A BIG thank you to all the students who came out for the event.
A special thank you to colleagues and Microsoft Partners Chris Bowen, Edwin Guarin, and Steve Maier.
Thank you so much!!!
thanks! Looking forward to many more ImagineCup game jams!