1. When:
    Saturday April 21, 2018, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday April 22 2018, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Where:
    A new location this year:  5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076.
    It’s in the  Roswell Town Center mall, around the back off Commerce Parkway.
    Please check the Google Map linked from the address, it’s a little tricky to find the first time.
    This  Map Link shows the entrance.

    What:
    Speakers — Come hear first-hand accounts of events in computer history and informative technical presentations.  We have again attracted some very interesting speakers this year!
    Check the Speakers link above more details.
    Exhibits (and exhibit registration) — Exhibits are presented Saturday and Sunday.   You’ll find computers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  From PDPs to Commodores to Apples… Some exhibits contain pristine original machines, others painstakingly restored machines and others focus on unique modern hacks.  You’ll find all this and everything in between.
    We will also be having a sneak preview screening and feedback session for an upcoming documentary Love Notes to Newton (click link for a trailer)  This will occur at 3 pm on Saturday.
    Hands On Activities  — We offer a chance to let your inner engineer out.   A very popular feature of our Festival is the chance to create your own electronic device.   We have kits available for purchase (for everyone from complete beginner to those already handy with a soldering iron).
    We also expect to again have a demonstration area put on by the FIRST Robot team  T\ They will be there to talk about their experiences at the FIRST competition as well.
    Consignment — We offer a consignment area as part of our show.   We’ll try our best to sell your vintage computer related  items. Details are on the Consignment link.  Please  remember this isn’t a flea market.
    Vendors — We invite folks who might have items that would be of interest to our audience to exhibit at our show as well.    Register using the exhibits link.
    Concessions — We offer a concession area where you can get soft drinks, water, popcorn, etc. We also have Festival T-Shirts (and a few from previous years) along with some other computer related items.  Click the link for a more detailed list.

    For whom:
    Everyone! Computer geeks, families/children, STEM students, students, collectors, IT professionals, curious onlookers…

    Admission: Free

    http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/otherevents/vintage-computer-festival-southeast/
    https://mailchi.mp/computermuseumofamerica.com/vcfse60updates?e=fd35a5dce2

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  2. If any of you want to go to GDC here is your chance to get a 'free' pass...

    http://www.igda.org/page/gdc2018volunteer

    This is an amazing opportunity to experience GDC, network, and learn.


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  3. The Global Game Jam 2018 @ KSU will be held from Friday, January 26th through Sunday, January 28th. 

    This is a great opportunity to come and make a game over a weekend. Anyone can join in regardless of skill or experience. Come and have fun, learn, and meet some new people.

    Come to the J/Atrium building (Marietta campus). Driving directions and a campus map is available at http://www.kennesaw.edu/maps/docs/marietta_printable_campus_map.pdf and http://www.kennesaw.edu/directionsparking.php 


    You will also need to register 
    https://epay.kennesaw.edu/C20923_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2015

    The registration desk will be on Level 2 of J-Block at 2:00 pm. 

    The opening ceremonies will take place in Q-202 and will start at 4:30 pm. The jam will take place in J-Block and will start at 6:00 pm on Friday January 26, 2019.

    This is an 18 Plus event. If you are not 18 or older, you will not be able to participate. 


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  4. IMPORTANT UPDATE:  GGJ @ KSU will be OPEN for the ENTIRE 48 hours.

    The Global Game Jam 2018 @ KSU will be held from Friday, January 26th through Sunday, January 28th. 

    This is a great opportunity to come and make a game over a weekend. Anyone can join in regardless of skill or experience. Come and have fun, learn, and meet some new people.

    Come to the J/Atrium building (Marietta campus). Driving directions and a campus map is available at http://www.kennesaw.edu/maps/docs/marietta_printable_campus_map.pdf and http://www.kennesaw.edu/directionsparking.php 

    Register now and save, registration fee increases to $45 on January 19th
    https://epay.kennesaw.edu/C20923_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2015

    You will also need to register https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/kennesaw-state-university

    The registration desk will be on Level 2 of J-Block at 1:00 pm. 

    The opening ceremonies will take place in Q-202 and will start at 4:30 pm. The jam will take place in J-Block and will start at 6:00 pm on Friday January 26, 2019.

    This is an 18 Plus event. If you are not 18 or older, you will not be able to participate. 


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  5. Attention All!

    ProjectMQ is hosting the Indie Game Arcade at DreamHack Atlanta on July 21st-23rd.

    DreamHack https://twitter.com/DreamHack originally began in Sweden, and is now the world's largest digital festival for eSports and digital art. DreamHack is partnering with Pharaoh's Conclave, a macro and micro connector of the eSports ecosystem. Pharoah's Conclave is also hosting the Georgia Highschool eSports Invitational at this event. DreamHack and Pharaoh's conclave expect between 18,000 and 24,000 attendees this weekend.

    Press release featuring Collegiate Grudge Matches and DreamHack Atlanta event details: https://atlanta.dreamhack.com/17/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DreamHack.CollegiateMatches.FINAL_.7.10.17.pdf

    You will save 20% off your choices of DreamHack Atlanta tickets (Day passes: $20; three-day weekend passes: $45) with promo code: KENNESAW.

    The CGDD program has 10 free tickets for student volunteers in exchange for tending to our booth. Time commitment: 5 hours over three days.

    If you are interested, please contact Dr. Rongkai Guo or Kyla Craven ASAP!  First come, first serve.
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  6. This is a good article highlighting Atlanta as a great place for game play and development.
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  7. Must be available to work full time, 40 hours per week
    - Work with Production and Games Teams to create patch notes for launch cycles
    - Test any new content/game launches to ensure that everything is working as intended
    - Report defects and work with production, games team, and development to clarify and resolve any issues
    - Guarantee that we are delivering the highest quality experience to our end users
    Third Party Management
    - Work with third party vendors, such as external testing vendors, to assist with on-going QA testing
    - Create test plans
    - Establish process for communicating any issues found
    - Review all bugs that are reported and determine the validity of the bug

    Those who are interested can send me an email with their resume to ryan.murray@turner.com.

    Ready, Set, Go...

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  8. Please let me know if you are interested:

    This is a summer paid internship position.

    The intern will be the main Unity developer for an educational program that is being designed. Unity dev skills with C# coding skills are both required. 2D dev experience, mobile development experience, and HTML5 experience would be great, but is not required.

    The project will be a mobile and desktop game, built in a 2D environment.
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  9. Due to the lack of registrations, the 2017 Global Game Jam @ KSU will not be held at KSU this year :'-(.

    You are still encouraged to jam over the GGJ weekend, there are several sites available in Atlanta.






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  10. Here is a great opportunity for someone about the graduate or has already graduated and is looking for a job. Tripwire is looking for some QA peeps
    http://tripwireinteractive.com/jobs

    Word is that they may be advertising for some coders in the new year.

    Good luck!


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