Welcome, students of Philadelphia!

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My goal right now is to build a network for students around Philadelphia to work on projects together, ask questions, and share their work.

Feel free to ask me questions. I’m here to help! Want to know how to get started with an HTML5 project, mobile apps, or how to get started in the games industry? Ask me! 

I met some of you this weekend at the Global Game Jam, and others at the Tri-Co Hackathon. If you were interested to see what was happening at either event, click on the links above.

I have a podcast where I interview high profile indie game developers around the world. I’d love to do the same for students around Philadelphia. If you think you have something you’d like to talk about or show off, get in touch with me!
I’ll be in touch with you over the next few weeks to set up more game jams, hackathons, and networking events, so that you can meet other student engineers and programmers in the Philadelphia area. If know of anyone else would be interested in this as well, have them shoot me an e-mail.  Any questions or have some ideas of your own that you’d like to get out? Shoot me a message, I’d love to hear from you!

UnityFree copy of Visual Studio, Windows, PluralSight, and web space through Azure are all available to you through DreamSpark. If, for whatever reason, your school doesn’t offer DreamSpark, get in touch with me and I can get you signed up.

I’ve created a Facebook group for students in the Philly area to share projects, meet others, and collaborate on ideas as well. Come in and say hello and show off what you worked on this weekend.

Programming Courses / Tutorials

HTML5 Cross Platform Mobile Frameworks

Popular Gaming Frameworks

New to game dev / not a programmer? Start with these below!

HTML5 Learning Resources

Important HTML5 Libraries to Learn

  • jQuery Fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.
  • jQuery UI jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library
  • BootStrap (also works fine for mobile) –Tool for making front-end mobile dev easier and faster.
  • jQuery Mobile user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.

 

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