YCS Talks Team presents Steve Rabin, Principal Software Engineer at Nintendo, and Professor of Game AI at DigiPen, Nov. 6-8

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:30pm to Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Various - see below for each event See map
Event description: 

The YCS Talks Team is excited to present Steve Rabin, Principal Software Engineer at Nintendo, and Professor of Game AI at DigiPen. He is known for being one of the inventors the WiiMote and organizes the AI Summit at the Game Developers Conference every year.

Professor Rabin will be hosting talks on AI mechanisms behind today’s most popular video games as well as industry-level game development techniques. There will also be an event on careers at Nintendo, with the opportunity to submit your resume.

In addition, there’s a chance to win the new Nintendo Switch, the SNES Classic, and the opportunity to snag a bunch of free swag! Entry to the raffle will be granted by attendance, so the more events you come to, the greater chance you have of winning amazing prizes.

Whether you’re coming for the mind-stimulating conversations or the mind-numbing gaming systems, we hope to see you there!

List of Events

Brains Behind the Games

General Event

CEID Lecture Hall, 11/06/17 @ 16:30

Link: http://bit.ly/2znX0HY

Brief: Steve Rabin will give you an AI breakdown on any game you suggest! Suggest a game here: https://goo.gl/Je1JUJ and stand a chance to win a Nintendo SNES & lots of other cool swag!


Artist Event

CCAM Lecture Hall, 11/07/17 @ 15:30

Link: http://bit.ly/2yluWVB

Brief: How do we animate flocks of birds or large schools of fish? How do computers generate realistic landscapes? Can computers be artists? Join us and Professor Steve Rabin as he explains some of the technology behind these and more.


Technical Event

Davies Auditorium, 11/07/17 @ 17:15

Link: http://bit.ly/2huQEvR

Brief: Architecture is the template upon which game developers design and implement AI behaviors for games. Steve Rabin will be outlining the Game AI architectures that revolutionized the gaming industry in this juicy technical talk.

Gaming the System

Nintendo Talk + Dinner

Silliman Annex, 11/08/17 @ 17:00

Link: http://bit.ly/2z4Y6rl

Brief: Come learn about job and internship opportunities at Nintendo. After a company talk, join us for a dinner with Steve Rabin.

This is brought to you by our sponsors:

- Silliman College

- Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design (CEID)

- Department of Computer Science

- Computing and the Arts (CPAR)

- Center for Collaborative Arts & Media (CCAM)

- Office of Career Strategy (OCS)