GameDev Day ’07 Agenda and Additions

GameDev Day '07 is this Saturday at Harvard and I'm very pleased with how well the agenda has come together.  We have an incredibly strong group of presenters from the gaming industry with interesting sessions throughout the day.

emersonmap First, a change in logistics.  We are now in Emerson Hall (room 105), which is right next door to our original Sever Hall.

Second LifeIn exciting news, we're going to be joined by Kent Quirk and John Lester from Linden Lab (makers of Second Life) to speak about virtual worlds and technology!

Add to Kent and John our lineup of Dan Scherlis, Mark Mullin, Michael Cummings, Darius Kazemi and Derek Horton, and it's going to be a great day!

Full details are here:

There's a cool flyer that Edwin put together as well.

Session agenda:

XNA_310:15 - Welcome and Announcements (Edwin Guarin and Chris Bowen)
10:25 - Introduction to XNA (Edwin and Chris)
10:50 - Creating Your First XNA Game (Michael Cummings)
12:00 - Pizza & Open Gaming
12:50 - Creating Games - What *Really* Goes on Under the Covers (Mark Mullin and Dan Scherlis)
2:00 - Blurring the Boundaries: CSI, Second Life and You (Kent Quirk and John Lester, Linden Lab)
3:00 - Gaming Industry Q&A Panel (Dan Scherlis, Mark Mullin, Michael Cummings, Kent Quirk, Darius Kazemi).

See you on Saturday!


Comments (2)
  1. Charles Cox says:

    Chris –

    Greetings from Stockholm and the XNA European Tour! Best wishes for a great Harvard Dev Day.

    I feel sad I couldn’t be there to help out, but you’ve got a great agenda with great speakers, so no worries!

    Be sure to blog the results, I’d love to see how it goes!


  2. On Saturday, December 01, 2007 Dan Scherlis and I gave a talk about how game companies work at the Microsoft…

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