Ninety women, people of color, and people with disabilities attended Strange Loop this year who would not have otherwise been able to afford to attend. There were also 21 women speakers and workshop leaders. First-time attendees had a lunch with Conference Guides to orient them to the conference. Women’s attendance rose from 6 to 12%.
I’m still plugging away with the games. I’ve taken a detour to learn how to create games with Flash. I’m reading ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University by Gary Rosenzweig. I just created my first game – a memory/matching game – just like the first game in my other game programming book. My biggest issue with
Well, it’s actually an example from the game programming book I’m working through, but I made a lot of changes to it to really dig into the programming. So it’s “my first game for which I’ve ever done some programming.” That works. And there were two games, really: a memory game, and a two player
It seems that every geeky programmer goes through a stage where they learn game programming. For one reason or another – most likely that I have never in my life had very much free time for playing games – I never went through that stage. Suddenly, many years post-adolescence, I have gotten the bug. We’re