|Video Game Programming Competition||June 30, 2010|
My name is Sam Coster. I’m a junior at WashU and am currently employed by WorldKi, a software startup here in St. Louis.
On July 13th, 2010, I will announce the theme of our first ever St. Louis Digital Man Competition; a competition for local independent video game developers.
The Digital Man Competition is designed to promote collaboration and creative work by independent developers. Developers will form teams and create an original game which incorporates the theme of the contest.
The competition will begin on July 13th, 2010. Developers will be given until August 13th, 2010, to create a video game. The winners will earn bragging rights, an interview for our blog, a game review from our blog friends, and a shiny trophy.
Though the competition doesn’t officially start until the announcement of the theme on July 13th, we’re hosting a Meet-Up on the 7th where participants can meet other developers and form teams. We highly recommend being present for this gathering, as it will be an easy way to network and ask questions about the contest.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist, a professional developer, or a student with a wild mind and a lot of free time. This competition will give you an opportunity to meet other developers and improve your skills.
If you’re interested in competing, please register and join our Meet-Up group,St. Louis Game Developers. Full rules and judging criteria can be found on the WorldKi forums. You can also use the forums to bounce ideas and find team members.
If you have any questions after reading the contest rules, feel free to post them to the forums or to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Internship Opportunity (Part-Time, fall, robotics)||June 29, 2010|
Hello ACM Members,
I am Mark Woods, M.C.S. class of 2005. After school, I've been busy chasing the American dream and making lots of money developing widgets for big companies. Widgets are boring as hell...
But, I also started my own company (which will probably end up making widgets) so that I can do projects that are both interesting and potentially lucrative. I do some cool stuff. But, cool stuff rarely pays well and I continue to make widgets for a big company.
But most relevantly, I have a robotic project that is coming to fruition. We're building an intelligent control system for wheelchairs, such that sensors and AI will assist the driver to ensure that they can dodge obstacles.
It is a practical project, but also a great foundation for future autonomous projects. I.e. mobile testbed with intelligence and sensors.
Although I am deeply involved in the project, I simply spend too much time making widgets so that I can afford to pay for all of this fun. So, I'm looking for an intern to do a lot of the practical work, under my guidance and with advice from Willow Garage.
This is a paid part-time position, but not well paid. I will work out the specifics with the career center, but I am creating a paid position so that you respect the situation. If you do the leg work of convincing faculty, then I will also entertain credit hours instead of pay. I am flexible on schedule, but this will be a fall project.
I am looking for an extremely tenacious and talented person who would heavily invest in making the project realized. If you're interested, please send your resume, references, and hopefully some sample work. (Yes, I understand that your code looks like crap. All code looks like crap. Mine does too...)
This also will be a group project, with technicians for the hardware and hopefully, advice from the world. So if anyone does not have time to dedicate, then you should still let me know if you have interest. We will start a group wiki and always appreciate outside ideas.