GDC was a blast!  I got to meet a bunch of game professionals, get awesome swag such as a BlackBerry playbook tablet, attend sessions relating to mobile development and publishing, go sightseeing with my fellow RIT friends, and play some Indie and Triple AAA games.  Best part of all, it was all free for me thanks to the funding I got from the RIT honors program.

This quarter has been more programming intensive for me.  In my Data Structures and Algorithms I class, I have been creating physics engines that generate dynamic graphics, while in my Mobile Game and Web App Seminar class, I have learned about using MadComponents for rapid mobile app development.

For my Mobile Game and Web App Seminar class, I am designing and developing a RIT campus mobile app with my partner, Nate, in Flash CS5.5.  Right now it’s in  the rough prototype state with the google map web service being displayed as the stagewebview in Flash Air and a searchbar above, which will be used to search for specific buildings in the RIT campus.  We are hoping to also implement the RIT events calendar feed into our app, so RIT students can find out which events are happening for the week and where.  I also want to see if there is a way to incorporate the Google 8-bit map that was released for April Fools as a side feature to our app.

That’s all for now.  Next week is midterms for me and RIT’s Creativity: Careers in Motion event.  I hope to get some more portfolio feedback from that event and meet companies that offer web design and development internships.

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