Whats your Gamer Tag?

We would like to welcome all the 1st yr Computing students to Coleraine and we thought that a good way for the new students to get to know everyone else would be to share our XBox Gamer Tags.

Please feel free to add yours!

Dr. Darryl Charles (Lecturer) is “Dentreader”

Therese McGinnis (PhD Student) is “IammeAndIamfree”

James Burke (PhD Student) is “Burkazoid”

Chris Hanna (PhD Student) is “ChrisJAH”

Games Events for Schools announced

We have two exciting events for schools this year.

  1. Our traditional annual games fair and competition.
  2. An introductory Xbox 360 game development workshop.

Both events are free and open to school and college students of age 16+. Preferably attendees will have some experience programming at school or as a hobby.

See attachment for more details.

Poster

Open Day at UUC

David Gibson and Chris Hanna were on hand to help out with open day yesterday. David demonstrated the Imagine Cup software and Chris showed his Xbox 360 Arcade Live style game to interested students. Chris received the highest marks for his final year project on the Computing degree at UUC last year. His project demonstrated dynamic learning techniques for computer game agents.

Photos of open day may be found here: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/computingcoleraine 

Imagine Cup 2008 Theme

UUC TeamUUC TeamLast year a C3 team from UUC obtained 2nd place in the Imagine Cup:

and we will be looking for enthusiastic students to participate in next year’s competition on the theme of “The Sustainable Environment”.

Contact Dr Darryl Charles or Dr Michaela Black for further detailUUC TeamUUC Teams.

Information on last year’s successful team can be found here.

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