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OC Hackers Meetup at Microsoft Store - South Coast Plaza

Ladies & Gentlemen, 

I was going to keep this a surprise, but for our next meeting, I have invited a special guest speaker who will be sharing his experience with us on one of his most successful mobile games.

Please read his bio below:
Alex Bortoluzzi is CEO and Co-founder of Xoobis, the developer of the successful iPhone and iPad game Zombie Wonderland. The game hit the top 10 paid apps on the iTunes App Store in less than two weeks of being launched. Alex has been in interactive digital media since the mid-eighties, working on multimedia, broadcasting and motion graphics for a decade, successfully starting two companies which produced hundreds of pieces before transitioning to games. In the late nineties, He moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as lead artist for the world's largest videogame publisher, Activision Blizzard, having worked on some of the biggest franchises in the world, like Spider-Man The Movie Games, Call of Duty 3, James Bond and Transformers 2, with millions of copies sold around the world. Alex now prefers to make cool and quirky mobile games, as he believes the best games are the ones you can carry with you anywhere.

..Looking forward to an awesome OC Hackers meetup! [:)]

Apologies in advance as we will have to cap this group at 30 due to the space we have available. To be fair RSVP will be on first come first serve basis. Please keep your RSVP current so others that maybe on the waiting list can still make it. Thanks

Anil 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fantastic to be able to share my adventures in game development with such great group of people. All the best in your own adventures, guys and girls. Keep in touch!

    July 11, 2011

  • Allan H.

    Engaging and passionate speaker. Not enough time to network and meet people.

    July 11, 2011

  • Arman B.

    Alex from xoobis is a fun, intelligent, and experienced individual. It is great to absorb information and have a great time doing it.

    July 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The start was a little slow, but what was to follow was absolute gold. Alex Bortoluzzi, the CEO of at Xoobis (creator of Zombie Wonderland) was speaking. Telling his tale of his youth and his love affair with the Amiga and what he had to do to get her.

    Talked about the incarceration of his soul to Activision and made me see the reality of the "dream job", is more of a "nightmare" one. Made me see the gaming industry in a whole new light.

    This was much enjoyed.

    July 8, 2011

  • Anil Pattni t.

    Awesome group, great speakers, I really enjoy learning about the experiences successful people have and Alex was kind enough to share some of the pitfalls of making a number 1 hit! Thanks Alex! Who would you like to see at the next event? Let me know your thoughts and I'll do my best! :o)

    July 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker and insight shared, specifically as it relates to mobile apps. Cool space and networking opportunity. Thanks again!

    July 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be great to see everybody. We have a lot to share.

    July 6, 2011

  • Anil Pattni t.

    Great share Toan, I like Thomas' work! Thanks.

    June 19, 2011

  • Toan

    http://www.weekendhacker.net/. Anil. Cool to met local peeps but check out this website. Virtual anywhere

    June 7, 2011

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