DreamSpark

DreamSpark

As I bounce from college to college and work with a number of students, I’m always surprised to see how many aren’t aware that they have access to DreamSpark. Dreamspark is Microsoft’s program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. The program was originally available for university/college students in the U.S., but…

Penn Apps

Penn Apps Hackathon

I spent the last weekend wandering around Upenn checking out their Penn Apps event. From their site: “PennApps is the premier college hackathon, hosted every semester at the University of Pennsylvania. A hackathon is an event where people who are excited about programming come together for a weekend and collaborate to build cool things. Entrepreneurs,…

Unity Screen

Getting started with Unity

I frequently give talks on how to get started with Unity, especially to schools in the Philadelphia area. I understand that it can be overwhelming to begin, especially if you are new to programming, so I thought I’d get you started with a few resources. Also take a look at some of my power point…

Power Talk book cover

Some books at the top of my list

I’ve taken a bit of a break from playing games lately, and instead have been cranking through books.  A lot of this seems like “self help” or “empowerment” books, but I’ve chose to keep those silly things off of this list. Instead, I wanted to focus on books that actually offer some sort of practical…

2013 year in gaming

I don’t write much about gaming anymore, which is disappointing, but I instead fill my time with development, and an indie development podcast.  So this is my one chance to round up my brief, if not disjointed, thoughts on gaming this year. Here’s a quick list of things I’ve played recently, and most of which in…

Transitioning from Comcast to Microsoft

After a 7 month stint as as Senior Software Engineer on the product development team at Comcast, I’m leaving to pursue a career at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist. I wasn’t looking for a job, but an opportunity came my way, and I took advantage of it. Despite their not-so-fantastic reputation among customers, I absolutely…