If for the price of $10 you could:
learn to design, animate, and make 3D prints onsite with Autodesk
talk to the General Manager of Madden NFL at EA Sports
A talk with Google's Android Wear team
Learning to make, record, and produce music with an International Hip Hop Artist at an onsite recording studio. As well as a chance to show your work and speak to Def Jam Recordings onsite
talk to the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center,
talk to wearables and tech of the future from the Carnegie Mellon Future Interfaces Group
talk to the Cleveland Clinic about medicine, innovation, tech and entrepreneurship.
talk about journalism and media by Damola Idowu, EIC and Publisher of Owners Illustrated Magazine
With food provided the whole weekend
Then this is for you to attend
What do all these things all have in common? One word: Innovation. They are all fields that require innovation to make the impacts they do in our everyday life.
That’s why TNGL is hosting its 4th TNGL Weekend: Hackathon & Innovation Conference, an interdisciplinary, interscholastic, diversity and inclusion event where we want to show that anyone can be an innovator if given the resources and incentives.
This event will be a weekend long event February 17th-19th at Hunt Library Studio A/B
TNGL, an official Carnegie Mellon student organization, has had a history of focusing on insterscholastic, interdsiciplinary diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities and exposing a wide range of people to multiple industries.
With our event, we want it open to expose people of all skill levels and walks of life to see how they can be an innovator in a diverse area of fields. Whether you have a simple interest or a driving passion, you are welcome!
Get one on one time with industry professionals from Autodesk, EA, The Cleveland Clinic, Def Jam Recordings, Owners Illustrated Magazine, Da Great Deity Dah, Future Interfaces Group and Moods and Vibration Productions
Combined with Live music production, Virtual Reality and Console gaming, and Design Workshops hosted by Autodesk happening throughout there will be tremendous amount of chances to build your skills for your desired career, network and gain opportunities and learn a new skill from your peers at multiple universities and various majors!
Find your true passion
Discover new talents
There is no limit to what you can create!
Food is provided for the weekend at $10 a ticket
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This event will be both a hackathon and a conference with several guest speakers
The hackathon will feature people from all skill levels and majors will are interested in learning how to create things for the Music, Gaming, Wearables, Design, Medical, Media, Comic Book, and Publishing industries.
Several of our guest speakers include mentors from these industries to help students with their ideas, creations and innovations.
Our special guests will be hosting events which include:
Music and Live Music Production:
Watch a freestyle master at work with Da Great Deity Dah, internationally renowned Hip-Hop artist, who will create a live album at our on-campus recording studio in collaboration with the Arts Greenhouse Project. He will be making a P.S.A. about issues involving online harassment as a promotion to our next event, a hackathon working with Intel’s #HackHarassment initiative later in the spring.
Quincy "Big Heff" Taylor of Def Jam Recordings, will be speaking to students about his experience in the music industry covering topics such as artist management and pursuing a career in the recording industry.
Miguel of Moods and Vibrations, a longtime producer to Da Great Deity Dah will be teaching students how to produce music. Learn to make music, opportunities in the industry, and be a part of a live album!
Brian Ekins from Autodesk will be hosting a Fusion360 API talk. They will also be providing feedback and hosting a workshop helping students with their designs! Learn how to design innovative products with Autodesk!
John Dzurik, an innovation expert and Lead System Analyst from the Cleveland Clinic, will be coming to talk about technology and health at our event
Da Great Deity Dah will also bring his comic book character and action figure available for people to work on
Guest speakers from Carnegie Mellon’s Future Interfaces Group, speaking about wearables and Human Computer Interaction
Damola Idowu, will be speaking about journalism, media and publishing, through his magazine, Owners Illustrated, the official guide to the urban Entrepreneur
Virtual Reality, Console, PC, and Wearable gaming systems will be set up for gaming and development purposes
Thomas Corbett, Special Faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center will be speaking students about hot topics such as Virtual Reality
Roy Harvey, General Manager and VP of Madden NFL will speak about life at EA and working in the gaming industry.
Autodesk will also host a workshop on their 3D animation software: Maya and Mudbox
Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor: of Def Jam Recordings, VP of Nerve DJs and Founder/CEO of Beyond Stars Entertainment
John Dzurik: Innovation Expert, Lead Systems Analyst at the Cleveland Clinic
Damola Idowu: Da Great Deity Dah, Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Owners Illustrated Magazine
Future Interfaces Group: an interdisciplinary research lab within Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute
Brian Ekins: Principal Developer Consultant, Autodesk
Chris: Android Wear Team, Google
Thomas Corbett: Special Faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center
Roy Harvey: General Manager of Madden NFL
DO I NEED A TEAM BEFOREHAND?
No. If you do not have a team before arrival, we will pair you with a team onsite!
WHAT RESOURCES MAY I USE/ARE AVAILABLE?
We will have multiple platforms and software available for people to use including the AKAI, Software such as Ableton Live, the entire Da Great Deity Dah catalog, comic book and action figure and several IOT systems and wearable platforms such as the Toyz Watch. Our Guest Speakers from Autodesk will be helping people with ideas utilizing their software, including their Fusion 360! There will be a recording studio available thanks in part by Carnegie Mellon’s Music Department and the Art Greenhouse Project. You may of course bring any software or hardware you feel comfortable with! Just have fun!
The schedule is available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mm58JwE6HAitvYH8tD7c7Bdp93IjugdUbrogMuqUjog/edit?usp=sharing
*note: It is currently tentative and is subject to change!!!
This event will be $10 with food being provided! We will also be doing a membership drive and will ask for people to pay dues of $15 at or before the event to join the organization so that students will be a part of our next major events and we may host more events like this
TNGL (Toyz Nation Gaming League) is a Carnegie Mellon student organization dedicated to fostering diversity in the tech and creative fields using gaming as a medium
Check out our last event: http://toyznationgl.blogspot.com/2016/11/tngl-weekend-followup.html
And like TNGL on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ToyzNationGL/
Special thanks to Carnegie Mellon University’s Ideate Program, Carnegie Mellon University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University Music Department, Def Jam Recordings, The Cleveland Clinic, Autodesk, Google, EA, Da Great Deity Dah, Mood and Vibrations and Toyz Electronics.
Check out TNGL on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ToyzNationGL/