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Kimberly Unger
Works at University of California, Santa Cruz
Attended Art Center College of Design
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Hey Devs! Just released our jumpscare app for cardboard. This is designed for the 8-18 set and is a "passback" type product (so you can get one Cardboard and pass it around the carpool on the way to school or work).

Feedback appreciated! It's 0.99, so if you would like a free download code, LMK in the comments and I'll DM you one.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ZombieJump
We all need our own secret place. Somewhere we can get away from it all, and get away from the stresses of our daily grind. A place where our cares and woes can no longer reach us. A place where we can relax. Unwind. Find peace, tranquility and recover our inner harmony.But secret places may hold secrets of their own….Virtual Reality, even in it's simplest form, is an immersive experience. Why not use that to put one over on your friends and get ...
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For those of you who have already pushed #Cardboard apps to Google Play, is it possible to designate an app for Cardboard (so it shows up in searches) or is it simplest to add "VR" or "Cardboard" to the title of the app?
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Maybe adding "...for Cardboard" would work? I see multiple apps like that
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Looking good!
 
Get a first look at Joe Quinones’ special cover for "HOWARD THE DUCK" #9, featuring Lea Thompson! http://bit.ly/1RYrgWO
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In the interests of discoverability, multiple Nebula-award nominated author Chuck Gannon is running an AMA today over on Reddit. Go ask him ALL THE QUESTIONS.

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/4fnpn2/hi_everyone_im_charles_e_gannon_author_of_the/?sort=new


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DRAT!! Wrong link! Here's the right one, will try to edit the above. https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/4fnpn2/hi_everyone_im_charles_e_gannon_author_of_the/?sort=new

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The NinjaCat murdered something in the garage last night and just left me the *ss end. I feel there's a message here.
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Honestly, I'm thinking the first "true" AI is going to be an ecosystem of smaller, limited AI's all working together, rather than a single, monolithic construct.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/technology/silicon-valley-looks-to-artificial-intelligence-for-the-next-big-thing.html?_r=0
Tech’s new architecture melds large computing clouds and artificial intelligence to create efficient computing resources and data-based businesses.
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The example you provide is a service, however Twitter may use other services that handle heavy lifting like ranking based on interest graph. Currently Twitter builds this on their own, to fit their specific needs, but services like this can be provided by a third-party. However, the problem is doing this at scale. This scale problem is getting resolved based on PAAS. However there is another problem which is what happens when you have numerous APIs that are interdependent, which requires orchestration, transformation and category business logic to be applied, these pipelines and the monitoring of them is the big problem that Salesforce fixed for SFM and CRM.
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Scared the sh*t out of my kids best friend this weekend with this little #Cardboard  app. #GeekParent  
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Scared the sh*t out of my kids best friend with this #cardboardapp  this weekend. #GeekParent  
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lol great idea with the prank scare app... kind of like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr_Z8kSoXo4
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Signal boost! OMNI has put "They're Made out of Meat" online. This a MUST READ (Also, beverage warning!) http://tinyurl.com/h2mx4vn #scifi 
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Spent a little more time fnoodling about the language of light and contrast in Limitless (now that we got a second lens to look through in Rebecca). www.ungerink.com #blog #Limitless
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lovely KImberly
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Woot! WormholeRiders swung by our #SVCC booth and chatted us up about the Veiled Alliances app! http://wormholeriders.org/youdecide/?p=4974
Welcome back WormholeRiders and Silicon Valley Comic-Con lovers to WHR You Decide! Veiled Alliance logo - Click to learn more at the official web site! On Sunday March 21, 2016 we had the distinct honor of interviewing two of today's creative genius' Kimberly Unger and Douglas Sun, the creators ...
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CEO, Author, Gamer, Futurist
Introduction

Kimberly attended both the University of California at Davis (ENG ‘92), and the Art Center College of Design (Ill ’98/Honors).   She has written two textbooks on mobile game design, “Game Development Essentials: Mobile Game Development” and “The Official Game Salad Guide to Game Development” both designed to serve as an entry point for new developers.  She is currently the CEO/Founder of Bushi-go, Inc. and serves as an adviser with the Harvard Business School start-up partners program.  She also lectures at UCSC’s Baskin School of Engineering as part of their Games and Playable Media Master’s degree program and in her remaining time writes science-fiction.

Bragging rights
Completed 90% of my "bucket list". I can joust, ski, sing a-capella (bring earplugs), break into any car built before 1987 and leave no trace (after 1987, well, that's another story). I am the soccer mom to a budding international spy, the "Dr House" of veterinary medicine and quite possibly the next great American Game Designer (if I can just get him to write this sh*t down)..
Education
  • Art Center College of Design
    Ill, 1995 - 1998
    Graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Illustration and a specialization in Digital Media (back when the Digital Department was still being envisioned).
  • University of California, Davis
    English, 1988 - 1992
    Graduated with a Major in English Literature and a Minor in Writing. Discovered later on that the symbolic languages of literature have a direct parallel in video-games and modern media.
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Female
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Kuechler
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CEO, Game Designer, Author, Futurist
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Lecturer, present
    Lecturing on the intersection between art and code at UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering as a part of their Master's degree program in Games and Playable Media.
  • Bushi-go, Inc.
    CEO, present
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Currently
No. Cal
Previously
So. Cal - Pretty much just Cali... Except a brief stint in AZ back in the late 70's