Dallas IGDA events July & August 2014

Dallas IGDA events July & August 2014
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What’s going on in July?
Mark your calendars!

Here is what is going on in July, plus we have info on GameDallas and the Poker Tournament! There’s also a logo contest, and Board Elections are coming soon!

If you’d like to follow the Dallas IGDA Calendar, see this link. Or, if you use Google Calendar, you should be able to find it by searching “Dallas IGDA.”

Dallas IGDA July 2014
SGC Panel – Saturday, July 12 2:30 PM (SGC)
Dallas IGDA is presenting a panel at SGC about what it’s really like to work in the game industry. Come join the fun, or come hang out in the bar with us afterwards, if you’re going to be at SGC.

Game Developer Open Coffee Club – Wednesday, July 16 8-9 am
Join us for the Very First Game Developer Open Coffee Club
Tentatively at the Coffee House Cafe
6150 Frankford Rd.
Dallas, TX 75252
Meet others in the Video Game industry and those interested in Game Development to talk Video Game news and discuss current trends and issues facing the industry. For more information, Check out our Meetup Page.

Computer Visionaries 2014 – a Kinect hack-a-thon sponsored by Microsoft – July 18-19
More details and Registration
We’re looking for innovative game developers who want to come show us what they can do with Kinect for Windows. Join engineers from the Kinect team in Dallas, TX on July 18th & 19th and hack out your Kinect-enhanced game idea or augment your existing game with their help and their hardware! If you’re not experienced with Kinect, then come learn from the team who built the sensor and the SDK.

We will also be showing off the new Unity3D plugin for Kinect that now comes as part of the SDK.

QuakeCon Meet Up – July 18 7:30 PM (QuakeCon)
Come hang out with other Dallas IGDA members at Quakecon! Friday night, 7:30 PM, Media Bar

Poker Tournament
The Dallas IGDA Annual Charity Poker Tournament will be at GameDallas this year. Mark your calendar for the evening of September 5. Registration information will be coming soon.

Logo Contest
Dallas IGDA is planning to have a banner printed that we can hang at events, and in advance of printing that banner, we thought it would be great to create a new logo. That logo will also drive an overhaul of the website. And we’ll be sure that the winning artist is credited on our web presence. All entries will, at a minimum, be displayed on our Facebook page crediting each artist.

Submissions are due by August 31, 2014. Please e-mail them to dallasigda@gmail.com and be sure to note the name you want the artwork credited to.

Board of Directors Elections
Every year in the fall, the Dallas IGDA opens up nominations to add members to the Board of Directors, and after nominations, we have a public election process to determine who is added to the Board. The Board does not have a fixed size, and we welcome anyone who is interested in joining. The Board is the group that plans events, finds speakers, and manages our web presence.

Nominations will be open from now until August 31, 2014, and feel free to ask any board member any questions at our July or August events. Nominations and brief personal statements can be sent to dallasigda@gmail.com.

GameDallas 2014
GameDallas will be held September 5-6, 2014, in conjunction with Big Design 2014 and Industry Giants 2014. If your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact GameDallas. Otherwise, register here and hotel rooms are available here.

Please Note: Many of the events listed above are not run by the Dallas IGDA. Please address any questions to about those events to their respective coordinators.
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