More than 130 people joined us on Saturday at Impact Hub Oakland for our first annual Student Showcase! Our future game devs presented their projects, and attendees got a chance to play the games during the demo portion of the event. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us to champion diversity and inclusion in tech, and the genius of our young people. We also want to give a HUGE shout out to the following organizations and individuals for making our 2016 program a success.
Our brilliant students: Team LUCiD – Jose Martinez, TJ Ransom, Rebecca Taylor, Rogelio Lara; Team Tastic – Chun Tat Chan, Hunter Dreyer, Quyen-Vi Nguyen, Arthur Hamner, Ellery Latham; Team Halls High – Sasha Williams, JoVaun Smith, Brandon Charles, Joseph Hooker, Ciarra Matthews; Team Evil Goatee – Jordan Timm, Daniel Padilla; Team Phantom – Tabari Davis, Jeremy Luong, Jesus Maldonado; Dev Ops Program – David Armstrong, Rasa Ostad, Emanuel Cook, Ptah Asabi; Stickxx Gaming – Qadir Muhammad; Web Development – Leo Martin, Justin Diaz.
Our wonderful summer interns: Jia Wu and Nosa Edogun.
Our program manager: Hope Lehman.
Our mentors and instructors: Ben Wang, Don Bellenger, Lui Francisco, Raymond Graham, Travis Schau, Andy Wang, Scott Anderson, Ryan Mattson, Brian Chan, Marcus Montgomery, JD Yaske, Lisette Titre-Montgomery, Crystal Silva, Sam Hart, Ben Ellebracht, Brian Kopeck, Nathan Karklins, Jason Nowak, Mars Jokela, and Gaurav Mathur.
Our guest speakers: Tristan Sacramento, Jane Ng (for the invitation to her talk), Lui Francisco and Kellee Santiago.
Our advisory board members: Alfonso Hooker, Lisette Titre-Montgomery, Marcus Montgomery, and Galen Silvestri.
And, our funders, supporters, and partners: Echoing Green, Gliffy, The California Endowment, HFS Consultants, Ubisoft, Kixeye, vArmour, East Bay College Fund, RADD3, Symphony Productions, Tek Perfect, We Are Game Devs, Blacks in Gaming, Youth Impact Hub Oakland and United Roots (our fiscal sponsor).
More to come!