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Thank you to everyone who came to our Merciless Mechas Mission last Monday.  Next Monday, get geared up for a discussion of steampunk in a variety of media with guest presenter +Ryan MorgenlanderClock in for the discussion at 19:00 (7:00pm) on Monday, March 2nd in SAU 1829.

In addition, STAR members can reserve tickets for Chappie at the March 2nd mission.  Our Chappie outing will be on Saturday, March 7th.  Meet in the SAU lobby (in front of Ben & Jerry's) at 17:00 (5:00pm) on the 7th if you need a ride to the theater.  More details will be available on the event page - plus.google.com/events/clcaqgqhv8q16ug0pdq76mdf2qc.

Next, a reminder that Rudicon is this weekend!  Join RWAG in the SAU this Friday through Sunday where RWAG will be running a variety of games and STAR members will be running, among other things, a Stargate RPG, Artemis, and the first public playtest of STARs Against Humanity!

Tora-Con registration is full, but you can still get a badge by signing up to volunteer at rit.edu/clubs/toracon/register/volunteers-enforcers.

STARfest will be Saturday, April 25th!  More information on activities, tickets, and other details will be available shortly on the event page - plus.google.com/events/cp1mn6n85khas5labgmuph4tst4.

Finally, a reminder to members of the STAR book club: the next reading is the “Dordogne” section in Timeline.
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Get geared up as we talk about the wonderful world of Steampunk!  We will be discussing the presence of Steampunk in a variety of media, as well as the offshoots and variations of Steampunk.  So get your monocle on, grab your steam-powered stun gun, and dive in!
Week 06 - Steampunk: The Future Of The Past
Mon, March 2, 7:00 PM
SAU 1829

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Hot Drinks Sale: Into Darkroast is happening right now in the SAU lobby! Come let us help you keep warm on this cold day.
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An hour ago: My code does not work, and I do not know why.
Now: My code works, and I do not know why.

(Shout-out to +Derek Witt  for helping make the code work.)
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Happy birthday, Two-By-Four!
Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to Jeri Ryan - Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager! Learn more at http://bit.ly/STJeriRyan
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First off, I totally called it.  That said, this is still a very impressive fake.  I am just disappointed we will not see Nintendo try to create a Rayman Amiibo.
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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
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I have been interested in this type of technology for years—pretty much since I first saw Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  It is exciting to see how quickly this bit of science fiction is becoming reality.
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Thank you to everyone who came to Monday's mission.  Next Monday, STAR members Cooper and Josh will be leading a discussion of mechas and their weapons, armor, and strategies. Merciless Mechas will be at 19:00 on February 23rd in SAU 1829.

In addition, we are planning an outing to go see Chappie, a movie about robotics and artificial intelligence from the director of District 9. Please fill out our Chappie interest survey (goo.gl/yuzw8F) if you might want to go with us.  Note that this survey is just to gauge interest so we can plan transportation—you may still change your mind later.

Next, a reminder that Rudicon starts next Friday and runs from February 27th through March 1st.  Stop by to support RWAG and the STAR members running Artemis, a Doctor Who RPG, and a Stargate RPG.

In addition, Tora-Con pre-registration is still open.  If you have not already, you can register online.  If you are running a panel and have not yet done so, register your panel ASAP.

Finally, STARfest will be on Saturday, April 25th, featuring sci-fi movies, games, music, and more.  Stay tuned for ticket and pricing information coming soon.
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Do you dig giant robots? Join STAR this Monday as we analyze the different types of mechas and discuss their weapons, armor and strategies. Some may surprise you in just how powerful they are.
Week 05 - Merciless Mechas
Mon, February 23, 7:00 PM
SAU 1829

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“Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to LeVar Burton - Geordi LaForge from TNG.”

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Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to LeVar Burton - Geordi LaForge from TNG. Learn more at: http://startrek.com/database_article/burton
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“Happy birthday to Christopher Eccleston, aka the Ninth Doctor, born 51 years ago today. Fantastic!”

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Happy birthday to Christopher Eccleston, aka the Ninth Doctor, born 51 years ago today. Fantastic!
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Happy Valentine's day, STAR!  In case you missed them, here are the designs we were selling this past week.

The designs were brainstormed by the STAR bridge crew with some help from our friends, and the final designs were drawn/'shopped by +Zachary Yaro.  We had a few we did not get done in time, so check back for those next February.
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Gamer_Z., 2012zyaro, ZMYaro
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Geek, gamer, web dev, waver
Introduction

I am a 20-year-old game and software designer and developer.

I enjoy programming, level design, and user interface/user experience design, and I would like to think I am quite good at those things—I have been teaching game and software design and development since high school.  I also enjoy drawing, 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, acting, and singing.  I am not as good at those things, but I hope to get better in time.  I also enjoy promoting wave, spinning poi, cosplaying, geeking out over sci-fi, and writing lyrics (usually parodies of existing songs) from time to time.  And normal things, such as playing video games and reading.

If you are interested in some of the things I make, you can check out my apps, wave gadgets (for Google Wave, Shared SpacesApache Wave, and similar systems), Portal maps, and other tech shenanigans.

Bragging rights
I am a sysadmin, I can write a web app on a bus ride, and I spin fire poi.
Work
Occupation
Student, teacher, web designer/developer, game designer/developer
Skills
Programming, UI/UX design/development, web design/development, level design
Employment
  • Oracle Primavera
    Co-Op Applications Engineer, 2014 - 2014
    Front-end web development on Oracle Primavera Prime during the summer of 2014
  • TIC
    Web design counselor, 2013 - 2013
    Taught students to make web sites and web applications with rich, interactive content during the summer of 2013
  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology
    Intramaster (Intranet administrator), 2011 - 2012
    Maintained and improved school Intranet (written in object-oriented PHP), created new Intranet features, collaborated on next generation Intranet (written in JavaScript)
  • 500 BC
    Client-Side Programmer, 2011 - 2012
    Wrote a rich interactive interface in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • TIC
    Programming Counselor, 2011 - 2011
    Taught students to develop video games during the summer of 2011
  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology
    Sub-Intramaster (Intranet administrator), 2010 - 2011
    Helped maintain school Intranet (written in object-oriented PHP), assisted in creation of new Intranet features
  • シンクロ (Shinkuro)
    UI Programmer, 2010 - 2010
    Did UI programming for a file-syncing application built with Python and JavaScript
  • True Educator
    2009 - 2010
    Developed PowerPoint presentations for educational consultant
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