Microtalks presentations and docs (6-24-11)

The video has yet to be edited, but I’ll get links to Youtube up when they’re available. Anyone with useful commentary on any of these subjects is encouraged to join in.


Jon Jones – The Art of Getting Noticed (link to blog post, with link to PPT slides as well)

Denis Loubet – How to Sink Your iPhone App Without a Ripple (no slides, but fascinating!)

Sara Jensen Schubert – Simple RPG Math (DOC)

Fred Schmidt – Opportunities to Build Austin’s Creative Industries (PDF)

Damion Schubert – About Innovation (no slides yet!)

Quoc Tran – From Startup to Survival (PPT)

Carl Canga – Investment Planning (ODP)



Carl’s linked slides are not actually the slides he wanted to use, which ended up not working at all. He was so practiced at the speech, and spoke well enough that it ended up not mattering. The slides come from Ameriprise Financial, where he works as a planner.

Quoc’s slides were originally presented in KeyNote, but we didn’t have an adapter for his MacBook, and for some reason his export wouldn’t open in Microsoft PowerPoint. However, the same file he exported got recognized by Google Docs right away.

IGDA-Austin Microtalks returning to Studio 6A

KLRUIGDA-Austin Microtalks is coming back to KLRU Studio 6A, the historic original home of the Austin City Limits music show on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

It’s the same format as before: Local experts with insight into video game development and the business thereof, seven (7) in number, given only 10 minutes apiece to make their case.

Speakers list:
Jon Jones (art outsource manager/producer, smArtist) – Presenting Yourself as an Artist for Hire
Denis Loubet (legendary artist of both Origin and Steve Jackson Games fame) –
How to Sink Your iPhone App Without a Ripple
Sara Jensen Schubert (design lead, Kingsisle) – Quick & Simple RPG Combat Design
Quoc Tran (engine programmer, GameSalad) – Common Features of Successful Startups
Fred Schmidt (CEO, Portalarium) – Opportunities to Build Austin’s Creative Industries
Damion Schubert (systems design lead, Bioware Austin) – Understanding Innovation
Carl Canga (financial advisor, Ameriprise Financial) – Hows and Whys of Saving Money