School’s back in session, the monsoonal rains have returned and we’re glad to be part of an upswing in larger events involving the technology community.
Among them are two we’d like to highlight, taking place the weekend of August 24th – 26th.
NM GAME JAM (8-24-26)
The 4th annual New Mexico Game Jam from the Rio Grande IGDA Chapter is one of two annual development sprints or ‘Jams’ for game designers and developers in New Mexico in partnership with the Rio Grande ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter (and some help from us at the NM Tech Council). Each year at this time, they gather in multiple locations (this year in Albuquerque at UNM’s Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program offices in Mesa Del Sol and the Creative Media Institute at NMSU in Las Cruces) to receive the challenge, build teams and create a functioning game in 48 hours. Want to know how it works?
Visit http://nmgamejam.wordpress.com/rules/ for frequently asked questions and other information – and sign up at: http://nmgamejam2012.eventbrite.com/ And check with your local site about stopping by!
WORDCAMP ALBUQUERQUE 2012 (8/24-26)
We’re proud to be a returning sponsor for this year’s WordCamp Albuquerque and one of the partners in their WordCamp Hackathon! But more about that below.
The Albuquerque WordPress Meetup Group is one of our favorite meetup groups, growing nicely and serving both those new to WordPress and experienced designers/developers alike. Last year’s WordCamp was a wild success and this year promises to be even better (check out their fantastic line-up here). WordPress has been the Content Management System (CMS) of choice for a wide variety of developers, businesses and organizations for its mix of great capabilities, plugins and community as well as its relatively gentle learning curve. If you or your organization is launching a new site or changing what you already use, WordCamp is an excellent opportunity to learn more about many aspects and meet some key professionals – at an extremely reasonable cost. Visit http://2012.albuquerque.wordcamp.org/tickets/ to register!
But that’s not all… We’ve been working with our friends at the Meetup Group and ABQ Sprout to include a WordCamp Hackathon focused on helping a few local organizations in the Albuquerque community – it’s part of our shared commitment to connecting people, organizations and acting as a catalyst to cultivate a thriving creative ecosystem. While some hackathons are fairly open-ended, this week’s is intended to focused on creating or taking a handful of sites to the next level with a Friday evening sprint, check-ins and tweaks, and a wrap-up on Sunday. While we’ve had great interest and numbers of people signing up, there’s a chance we could still use you – visit http://2012.albuquerque.wordcamp.org/schedule/wordcamp-hackathon/ for more information.