Do pasu v blatu: Dream of Pixels under the hood

Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko (classroom PR-02 at the end of the main lobby), Tržaška cesta 25, Ljubljana
17:00 – 18:30 (lecture followed by networking party/ po predavanju sledi še druženje)
http://www.meetup.com/vblatu/events/144848262/ vblatu

Long-time game developer Žiga Hajduković will present the array of skills and technologies required to create a modern mobile game. Dream of Pixels is a fairly simple falling blocks puzzle game originating from the idea of reversing Tetris. The process of finishing the game out of this initial idea is in large part influenced by game design decisions with the goal of making the game simple and fun to play, even if to the expense of complexity under the hood. A*, optimal path search, heuristics and bags of tetrominos – no, pseudo-random is not a coincidence. Žiga Hajduković is cofounder of Razum R&D studio and Dawn of Play game development studio. He has been designing games since childhood, but it all really started with Tetris 1d, continued with Twinoo the brain game and most recently with Dream of Pixels, which received the highest ratings from players as well as much critical acclaim from most esteemed mobile game review sites.

After the lecture “dream of pixels under the hood”, beginning at 17:00 there will be a short networking after-party in the main lobby, where you’ll get a chance to chat with the speaker and other participants. Cordially invited!

Networking after-party was made possible by: Celtra (http://www.celtra.com/about/careers), Dawn of play (http://www.dawnofplay.com/) and Zemanta (http://www.zemanta.com/blog/careers/).

Dolgoletni razvijalec mobilnih iger Žiga Hajduković bo na predavanju pokazal celoten nabor znanj in tehnologij, ki so potrebne za nastanek moderne mobilne igre. Dream of Pixels je dokaj enostavna miselna igra s tetromini, ki izvira iz ideje Tetrisa v obratno smer. Od te ideje do končne igre pa se med drugim odvija proces snovanja igre (game design) s ciljem narediti igro čimbolj enostavno in zabavno za igralca, pa čeprav toliko bolj komplicirano pod pokrovom. A*, optimalno iskanje poti, hevristika in vreče tetrominov – ne, pseudo-naključja niso naključna.  Žiga Hajduković je soustanovitelj podjetja Razum in studija za razvoj iger Dawn of Play. Igre snuje že od malega, vse pa se je začelo z 1d Tetrisom, nadaljevalo z igro za možgane Twinoo in najbolj nedavno z Dream of Pixels, ki je požela zelo visoke ocene tako igralcev kot tudi strokovne javnosti pri največjih portalih z recenzijami mobilnih iger.

Po koncu predavanja “dream of pixels under the hood”, ki se začne ob 17:00 še krajši networking afterparty v avli fakultete, kjer bodo priložnosti za klepet s predavateljem in networking z ostali udeleženci. Vljudno vabljeni!

Networking afterparty so omogočili: Celtra (http://www.celtra.com/about/careers), Dawn of play (http://www.dawnofplay.com/) in Zemanta (http://www.zemanta.com/blog/careers/)

 

 

POT: Bitcoins

Mediateka KOŽ, Knjižnica Otona Župančiča, Kersnikova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana 18:00 – 19:30
Organizator: Kiberpipa

https://www.kiberpipa.org/en/

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This year Kiberpipa presents the second Bitcoin themed event. We’ll cover quite a few interesting topics with the presentations, but also probably open many more questions.  There’s going to be plenty of good conversation to go around in the folloup cafe debates.

  • Žiga Vidmar: Practical presentation, interesting facts
  • Aleksander Kucler: Bitcoin – currency in evryday life
  • Luka Pušić: Bitcoin – secrity and privacy
  • Matija Mazi: Protocol Bitcoin – a game without a judge
  • Graeme Tee (ozcoin.net, Skype live chat): Bitcoin mining
  • Peter Ambrož: Silk Road

We’ll also cover other topics like the formalities of Bitcoin in Sloveina, bitcoin for developers and an overview of the main Bitcoin related events in the past year.

Ob letu osorej Kiberpipa pripravlja drugo srečanje na temo Bitcoina. S predstavitvami bomo pokrili nekaj zanimivih tem, najbrž pa bomo odprli še več vprašanj. Za debate, ki se bodo nadaljevale v kavarni po predstavitvah, bo vsekakor na voljo dovolj sogovornikov.

  • Žiga Vidmar: Praktična predstavitev, zanimivosti
  • Aleksander Kucler: Bitcoin – plačilno sredstvo v vsakdanjem življenju
  • Luka Pušić: Bitcoin – varnost in zasebnost
  • Matija Mazi: Protokol Bitcoin – igra brez sodnika
  • Graeme Tee (ozcoin.net, Skype live chat): Bitcoin mining
  • Peter Ambrož: Silk Road

Pokrili bomo še druge teme, kot so formalnosti glede bitcoina v Sloveniji, bitcoin za razvijalce ter pregled najpomembnejših dogodkov v zadnjem letu.