Dr. Farhad Javidi

Program Chair/Professor for CPCC

Dr. Farhad Javidi, professor and program chair of Simulation and Game Development at CPCC, is the creator of the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the United States. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science departments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of South Florida, and in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Johnson C. Smith University. He is an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker and, for three consecutive years, a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game Development and Mobile App Development. Dr. Javidi’s team won the US ImagineCup competition for two consecutive years and advanced to the finals of the World competition. Dr. Javidi has developed and published more than 200 video games and mobile apps through his company, Simbryo. He serves on the board of American Field Service (Greater Charlotte Area) and the executive board of International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Talk Description:

Unity Hands-On Workshop Summit

In this hands-on summit, participants will explore various tools in Unity, one of the most popular game engines available today. Topics will include character creation, 2D and 3D environments, terrains, animation states, animation curves, shaders, vertex animation, color tricks, and augmented and virtual reality. The workshop will be conducted by experienced Unity instructors: Dr. Farhad Javidi, Nick Klingensmith, Marc Tucker, Perry Courter, Ellen Makkas, Jon Luoni, Aleigha Tucker, Michael Pliaconis, and Joseph Blair.

Target audience: Artists, engineers, programmers, designers and others who are passionate about creating games, films, ads, art and journalism using Unity’s cutting-edge technologies.

Led by: Dr. Farhad Javidi, professor and program chair of Simulation and Game Development at CPCC, is the creator of the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the United States. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science departments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of South Florida, and in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Johnson C. Smith University. He is an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker and, for three consecutive years, a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game Development and Mobile App Development. Dr. Javidi’s team won the US ImagineCup competition for two consecutive years and advanced to the finals of the World competition. Dr. Javidi has developed and published more than 200 video games and mobile apps through his company, Simbryo. He serves on the board of American Field Service (Greater Charlotte Area) and the executive board of International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Special guests include:

Nick Klingensmith
Marc Tucker
Perry Courter
Ellen Makkas
Jon Luoni
Aleigha Tucker
Michael Pliaconis
Joseph Blair

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