Vancouver HTML5 Gaming Workshop & a Yeti
Sunday, 26 May 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
With advances brought to us by HTML5, modern browsers and free libraries like CreateJS, we can create games and rich interactive experiences more easily than before. In this workshop, we will show how you can use HTML5 to build games and interactive experiences today (with plenty of demos to pull apart). Then we will show how you can take those HTML5 games and migrate them to Windows 8 to take advantage of monetization opportunities with over 60 million potential users.
Oh yes, we will be talking about a Yeti too.
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9:30AM-10:00AM = Registration
10:00AM-10:30AM = Welcome & HTML5 Games Showcase
10:30AM-11:15AM = Creating an HTML5 Game: Overview
11:15AM-12:00PM = Creating an HTML5 Game: Components
12:00PM-1:00PM = Lunch (Catered by Nuba)
1:00PM-1:45PM = Migrating an HTML5 Game to Windows 8
1:45PM-2:00PM = Question Period
2:00PM-5:00PM = Open Hacking & Yeti Hunting
Tommy Lee Lewis (@TommyLee) is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft who at 8 years old thought that there was a frog apocalypse happening in his yard. It just turned out that the rain made all the frogs come out and hop around. He has been at Microsoft for over 12 years and has evangelized everything from Visual Basic 6 to HTML5 to Design for web developers and designers world-wide. He even once ate a “century egg” while in China. When not talking about the brutality of HTML5, Design and Windows 8, he enjoys his family, wine, death metal and all things 80’s. He is also bent on eradicating IE6 from the planet and will never stop, never.
Robert Evans (http://www.robertev.com/) is a Senior Premier Field Engineer and the world-wide Technical Lead for Windows 8: Windows Store App Labs. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer and a Windows 8 Dev Bootcamp Master Instructor. He has presented at TechReady, GeekReady, The Tablet Show, hosted the Windows 8 Hardware Lab at Build conference in addition to numerous Windows 8 Hackathon events. Prior to becoming a Premier Field Engineer, Robert spent 12 years as a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft working on various products such as Xbox Live, MSN, Mobile Engineering and in Microsoft IT.
Learn about some of the great HTML5 games that are out there and how you can create your own by getting the fundamentals of how to build a game featuring a loveable, yet angry, Yeti using HTML5 technologies that work across all modern browsers.
Learn how you can create a game about a loveable, yet angry, Yeti using HTML5 technologies that work across all modern browsers. In this session, we will discuss game mechanics such as input, entities, sprites, animation, collision, sound and best practices for performance.
Migrating an HTML5 Game to Windows 8
You have an HTML5 game and want to take advantage of all the greatness that the Windows 8 platform give you (like possibly making a lot of scratch). This session will show you how you can take an existing HTML5 app and migrate it to a Windows Store app.
When & Where
Polyglot Software Association
Polyglot Software Association is a non-profit organization that organizes an annual open spaces unconference in vancouver for everyone who is in the business of creating software and love it. For more information, please visit http://www.polyglotconf.com