Hello. I hope you’ve had a great week. Mine has been pretty good. This past week was BUSY I’m so happy for Monday because compared to the weekend it’ll actually be more of a rest day. It has also been extremely cold!
This past week I started my Java 1 class and created some basic apps: a matching game app, guessing game, and letter counting app in Android Studio, I worked on a Unity course, and I finished my week with a wonderful Game Jam hosted by Jonathan Weinberger earlier today. I also started the Leadership and Organizational Behavior class which has been fascinating so far.
The game jam was great. I learned a ton of stuff, not all Unity specific things either. We created a basic number guessing game in Unity, talked shop, and learned lots from our host, Jonathan. If you’re interested in game development he has several great courses and an amazing community and Unity asset collection on his company site, GameDevHQ.
Some things I learned this week are:
- The most important part of leadership is believing in yourself
- 3 primary types of alerts in Android development are Alert Dialogs, Toasts, and Snackbars (check out a great article about them here)
- Unreal Engine is building a pipeline for Blender
- NXT Superstar Angel Garza is awesome
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you have a great week!