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Vancouver HTML5 Gaming Workshop & a Yeti

A session at Polyglot 2013

Sunday 26th May, 2013

9:30am to 5:00pm (PST)

This workshop is presented by Vancouver Polyglot {Un}conference, Startup Weekend Vancouver and Microsoft Canada!

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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.

You do not have to have deep experience with either HTML5 or Windows 8 but a fundamental knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript will be helpful. Although, you will need Windows 8 and the Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 to take advantage of the hands-on time.

Oh yes, we will be talking about a Yeti too.

Finally, if you're part of a startup that is building software, check out the Microsoft BizSpark program to learn more about FREE software, development tools, support, visibility and community from Microsoft. The BizSpark program is currently serving 50,000+ members in 100 countries around the world!

Agenda
* 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

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Speaker

Thomas 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.

Session Abstracts

Creating an HTML5 Game: Overview
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.

Creating an HTML5 Game: Components

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.
This session will combine the lessons learned in Game Object & System Details and Extending the Game with Windows Store Features.

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About the speaker

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Tommy Lee

HTML5 Evangelist for Microsoft. Enjoy all things HTML5, Design, Coffee, Wine, Microsoft, Brutality...and Pets.

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Time 9:30am5:00pm PST

Date Sun 26th May 2013

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