• Magic Leap AI / Unity3D AR-VR Evangelist / FAU Robotics Lab Tour and AI Workshop

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome: 1) Stephanie (Lewkowitz) Hahn, Deep Learning-AI expert from Magic Leap (in person) https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-lewkowitz-hahn/ 2) Dan Miller VR-AR Evangelist at Unity Technologies (via livestream) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-miller-73b98b41/ We will have all budget levels of Robotic hardware and software available to try out from $0 budget consumer level to Nasa Mars mission quality. -------------------------------------------------- The goal for this meetup is to develop a real robot dog that fetches a virtual bone, responds to voice commands and can register events on the MagicVerse blockchain-- all with Unity3D technologies and AI tools. The robot dog we will work on (his name is Astro and likes wearing a modified Magic Leap One of course): https://youtu.be/0zFEfebxss8 -------------------------------------------------- Dan will talk to us about all things Unity, with a focus on developing killer Mixed Reality experiences for the Magic Leap One Headset using Unity3D 2019 and will listen to our feedback about using Unity for Magic Leap development. During Dan's livestream, Stephanie from Magic Leap, will be doing a live demonstration using Magic Leap One to illustrate Dan's point. Afterward, she will talk about Magic Leap development and AI in general. -------------------------------------------------- Our host for this amazing evening is Dr. William Hahn, Research Scientist & Co-Director Machine Perception & Cognitive Robotics Laboratory -- one of the most unique facilities in South Florida http://mpcrlab.com/ All attendees will get to experience live demonstrations of various AR/VR/AI tools with demos on Vive Pro, Magic Leap One and many robotic systems. Praveen Yalamanchi, the event organizer, will demonstrate consumer grade AI robotics such as Anki Vector & Cosmo and their Python / Unity3D / Amazon Alexa SDKs as well as augmented reality only (non-physical) robots. Anki Vector AI Robot Pet vs. a real Cat Pet: https://youtu.be/41rBFl6Ewko?t=406 And since we are a game developer user group here is one of the augmented reality robot battle games we will build: https://youtu.be/a0is-4QakaM -------------------------------------------------- Our findings and will be presented at an AI Ted Talk on June 6th in front of South Florida's leading AI experts from Magic Leap, Modernizing Medicine, Office Depot, etc. where our robodog Astro will lead a scavenger hunt for 200 people around the IBM Boca Raton campus to find the original room where Bill Gates worked with IBM to invent the PC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxbocaratonsalon-theme-finding-the-i-in-ai-tickets-61338647546 -------------------------------------------------- We have a large classroom (RM 303) for lectures but will be in RM 421 MPCR Robotics Lab for most of the evening. The doors for the Behavior Science Building are locked after hours but don't worry, we'll be sending volunteers downstairs regularly to let late arrivals inside. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • GACUBash Miami (Indies, Exhibitions, Gamers, Cosplay & More)

    Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

    Join us for the third annual GACUBash event in Miami at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel on July 13 & 14, 2019. Be a part of a community including game demos, friendly tournaments, cosplay contest, MtG Drafts, prizes, game developer workshops and more.

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share

  • Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network

    Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager. Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies. http://twitter.com/elenaUnity3D After Elena's livestream we will do a brief Unity scene setup scenario as an appetizer before the main course of Open Forum Gamedev Talk where we make new friends, playtest one another's games and generally have fun. Here is the Zip file for the scene setup scenarios & four games we will be making over the next several meetups. They come from C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D and we have invited the book's author, Jeff Murray, to attend via livestream to answer our questions. Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton so we are supporting a local gamedev friendly business: https://www.crcpress.com/downloads/K18872/K18872_Web_Downloads.zip You can also come and just enjoy the atmosphere and work on your own game as a co-working space; home away from home with your Gamedev guild. We aim to provide a supportive, friendly, no-judgment zone where all opinions and personalities are welcome. During months when Elena is not available for a livestream we will provide a replacement Unity technologies employee (current or alumni). -------------------------------------------------- We have the large conference room rented from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm but we can come as early or stay as late we want (24-hour location). Most likely we will be in the lobby by 6 pm and hang out in the outdoor Oasis area until 9 or 10 pm every month. -------------------------------------------------- All types of Pizza (including Vegan!) will be served, courtesy of Unity Technologies (Unity3D). -------------------------------------------------- Come meet with locals just getting into video game design along with veterans in the field. We discuss and demonstrate game creation engines. Feel free to bring any project you are working on to show off and also try other developers games. Our end-of-month Open Forum gathering is a Great place to network and maybe find that artist or music composer you're looking for. -------------------------------------------------- Join our Facebook Group Florida Game Developers to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/238117649601234?ref=share