Painting the Future
Tuesday at 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in Presidio
Be among the first to see the unveiling of MARI on OS X, the supercharged 3D painting package coming to the Mac later this year, running on the next generation Mac Pro. Jack Greasley, The Foundry’s MARI Product Manager, will chart MARI's rapid rise from in-house studio tool to the film industry’s painting tool of choice. He will detail MARI's evolution, from its original conception during Weta Digital's visual effects work on Avatar to becoming a critical element in making countless blockbusters a reality. Then watch as Pixar character shading artist Jonathan Hoffman makes full use of the power of the next generation Mac Pro to demonstrate how MARI was used to help bring Monsters University to life.
Always On: How MLB Advanced Media is Redefining the Live Sports Experience
Wednesday at 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in Presidio
Join Adam Ritter and Chad Evans from MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) for a behind-the-scenes look at how a professional sports league employs the latest technologies to deliver dynamic experiences and expand access to the game for Major League Baseball fans around the world. Learn how MLBAM grew from its roots as a tech startup to become a pioneer in the digital media revolution through the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure and production tools to reach fans anytime and anywhere.
My Secret Life as a Knight
Thursday at 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in Presidio
Meet Jason Kingsley, Officer of the British Empire (OBE), CEO, and Creative Director of Rebellion, one of Europe’s longest standing and most successful true independent developers, responsible for such hit games as Alien vs. Predator, Sniper Elite and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. Hear firsthand from Jason about his semi-secret hobby of historically authentic jousting, and learn how his personal interest in and experience with this little-known sport is influencing the creation of a yet-to-be-released iOS game title.
Bill Nye The Science Guy – Twenty Years Exploring the PB&J (Passion, Beauty and Joy) of Science
Friday at 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in Presidio
The Bill Nye the Science Guy® show is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The Science Guy himself will describe the remarkable chain of events that led to his understanding of the process of science, the need to engage young people, and the power and joy of knowing our place among the stars, our place in space. We've had 20 years of the Science Guy; today, there's an app for that…