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Burbank Game+Hack (Mentors)

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

Burbank Game+Hack (Mentors)

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Type End Quantity
MENTOR: Developer Ended Free  
MENTOR: Designer or Animator Ended Free  
MENTOR: Technologist (IT,MIS, Robotics,etc) Ended Free  
MENTOR: Project Coach Ended Free  
MENTOR: Executive Ended Free  
SPONSOR- Please, Email. Thank you. Ended Free  

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Burbank Game+Hack- Mentors

If you would like to be a Mentor, please register here. You can participate as little or as much as you would like. There is no limit to what you can assist with. Please, emaīl which date(s) & times you are available to mentor at burbankgames@gmail.com. Thank you for being a Mentor.

MENTORS- to coach and be an adviser to the participants at the hackathon.

* If you would like to participate in the hackathon, there is a registeration page for that. Please, let me know if you would like to participate.

What Is Game+Hack?

Game+Hack is a hackathon, an event at which computer programmers, designers and others interested in software development collaborate intensively for a day or more on a software or mobile app project. Generally, a hackathon has a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers.

The intended outcome of Game+Hack 2014 is the development of mobile games/apps designed to promote any of the YMCA’s focus areas:

  • Youth Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Social Responsibility

Game+Hack is a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology, as well as a social and educational event where tools are provided to more novice enthusiasts to allow them to collaboratively conceive, create and code usable software.

What do I get and what do I need?

You bring your own laptop and your creativity.

We provide WiFi, technical mentors and food. I am a novice!

What do I need to know?

It is strongly recommended that novice participants (teachers, students) participate in one of our three training sessions before the event. We will contact registrants with details.

There will be mentors, advisers and industry professionals to help during the hackathon.

Don't be afraid, there will be help. Just experience what a hackathon is all about and create your mobile app that you always wanted to make.

Location: Nickelodeon Animation Studios

231 W Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91502

Nickelodeon Animation Studios Game+Hack Schedule

NICKELODEON STUDIO will be OPEN 24 HOURS to Participants ONLY!

Hacking Days


Friday, May 2nd 6:00 PM

 6:00 PM:

DOORS OPEN, Registration & Networking

 6:45 PM:

Welcome Remarks

 7:00 PM:

Presentations by

NASA-JPL CTO Tom Soderstrom

NASA-JPL Producer Doug Ellison

NASA-JPL Engineer Alex Smith


7:45 PM:


 BORIS BEAUBIEN VP of Television Production Technologies at Nickelodeon

 MASHERY/INTEL - NEIL MANSILLA Director of Developer Platform & Partnerships (flying in from SF)

MONGO DB- J. RANDALL HUNT Developer Evangelist/Computer Scientist (flying in from NY)

 MICROSOFT- SAM STOKES Academic Developer Evangelist/Software Engineer/Trainer/Professor (HACK BOOTCAMP)


 8:00 PM:



Recruiting Team members

Team Formation

 *HACK BOOTCAMP for Newbies (or NonTechnical Rookies)

 9:00 PM:*


Day 2

Saturday, May 3rd 12:00 AM:*

Continue Hacking

SLEEPY HEADS- get some sleep

TRUE HACKERS- keep hacking

 6:00 AM*

Continue Hacking

Early Birds who slept arrive

 9:00 AM


Morning Announcements

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (HACK BOOT CAMP)

MICROSOFT- ADAM TULIPER Technical Evangelist/Trainer/Professor

Game Development Training Hack Boot Camp for Newbies (or NonTechnical Rookies)

 12:00 PM (NOON)


 1:00 PM



Continue Hacking

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Panel "How I Got Into Gaming" with MEDIA PARTNER- Digital LA

FREE RSVP http://dlabur.eventbrite.com


Nickelodeon Games- Tamer Eskander, Head of Mobile & Online Game Technology Group

Nickelodeon- Bennett Bellog, Asset Resources, Archives Department

Maker Studios- Keenan Mosimann, Content Creator for Cricken Channel

IGDALA (International Game Developers Association)- Anne Toole, Executive Board & Co-Chair Women In Games SIG




Continue Hacking

Day 3 Final Day

Sunday, May 4th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 12:00 AM (MIDNIGHT)*

CHECK for SLEEPY HEADS- go to bed

TRUE HACKERS- continue hacking

 3:00 AM*

Continue Hacking

Hard Core Hackers

 6:00 AM

Early Birds who slept arrive

Continue Hacking

 9:00 AM


 12:00 PM (NOON)


 1:00 PM



 2:00 PM



 3:00 PM


 5:00 PM




 6:00 PM




*Venue open overnight for participants only!*

  Participants must have their badges on them at all times on site

Training Days

 Hack Bootcamp Day 1

Friday, May 2nd, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A beginners introduction to Game+Hack with Microsoft's Sam Stokes Academic Developer Evangelist/Software Engineer/Trainer/Professor. Newbies will get essential training and preparation before integrating with the seasoned Hackers. No Coding required for the first orientation, but a laptop is strongly required for a more hands on learning. Software downloading may be required.


 Hack Bootcamp Day 2

Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Second day introduction to Game+Hack. Newbies will get more essential training. In addition, Microsoft's Adam Tuliper (Technical Evangelist/Trainer/Professor) will be offering Game Development training. A laptop is strongly required. Additional software downloading may be required.

Special Guest Speakers/Presentors:

  • California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, District 43 
  • Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, City of Burbank 
  • Tomas Soderstrom, NASA-JPL, IT Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 
  • Doug Ellison, NASA-JPL, Producer- Visualization Technology Applications and Development (VTAD Group) 
  • Peter Marx, City of Los Angeles, Chief Innovation Technology Officer 
  • Ethan Applen, Warner Bros., Executive Director- Technical Operations Division, Technology & Business Strategy- Worldwide Corporate Anti-Piracy Group 
  • Maria Pacheco, Global Interactive/Mobile, DreamWorks Animation SKG 
  • Christophe Louvion, CTO of MGO 
  • David Black, Chief Advisor for FIRST Robitics Team 696 & Instructor of Engineering & Technology at Clark Magnet High School

*Subject to change- All events are subject to change. In the event of a change, we will make every effort to contact all ticket holders. We must reserve the right to make any changes whatsoever in the event owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause; or to cancel the event for any reason beyond our control without notice and without being liable to pay any ticketholder compensation for damages other than a ticket of comparable value to an event (based upon availability).

Have questions about Burbank Game+Hack (Mentors)? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Nickelodeon Animation Studio
231 W. Olive St.
Burbank, CA 91502

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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