Category Archives: Conventions

Fast Company Innovation Fest 2017

Fast Company Innovation Festival 2017 logoI had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.

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Pax West 2016 Interview Round Up

pax-west-2016-gamesThis year’s Pax West was definitely an exciting one! The ability to get not only one-on-one time with developers but actual hands-on time with each and every title in development is what sets Pax West apart from all other gaming conventions.

I got the chance to chat with a few indie developers about their upcoming titles as well as a couple of innovators who are making waves in 2016.

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Minecraft: programming for modders!

Minecraft Add-ons - E3 2016Whenever I walk into a hands-off meeting during E3, I never know what to expect. Especially when running late and having completely missed the overall introduction to the meeting. When I walked into an E3 demo with the Mojang developers, I was excited to see an opened text editor. This meant that we might be diving into some code and that honestly made me really happy!

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Google I/O 2016: A quick summary

Google I/O 2016 logoThe good folks at Engadget have distilled down 2+ hours of new product announcements from this week’s Google I/O to a manageable 12 minutes. There’s some really interesting new stuff coming soon with Google Home, Google VR, and Android N. Check out the time-saving summary video below:

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Viv: AI on the fly

Viv logoDisrupt NY 2016 is underway this week and there’s plenty of interesting stuff emerging from the buzz. One of the coolest things we are hearing about is Viv.

Dag Kittlaus, CEO and co-founder of Siri, presented Viv – a project he’s been working on behind the scenes for some time now. As he demonstrates in his presentation – video below – Viv may be the next step in the evolution of what he terms “conversational commerce.” Viv can conduct virtually any transaction with very few voice prompts – even relatively complex requests.

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