Campus dev con at apc marnielle estrada - 10000hours

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  • 1. Start Your 10000 Hours of Making Games Now!!!
  • 2. The Outliers ● Factors that affect achievement ● Date of birth ● Location of birth ● Parents ● Socio-economic situation of your era ● Culture ● Preparation – 10000 hours of practice
  • 3. 10000 Hours ● Magic number for true expertise ● Magic number for greatness ● Rare cases for accomplishing it in less time ● It's the thing you do that makes you good ● Tremendous amount of time ● You can't do it alone ● Opportunities ● Under your control
  • 4. Bill Joy ● Wrote a better UNIX code ● Wrote software that allows you to access the internet ● Cofounded Sun Microsystems, which developed Java ● Comparable to Bill Gates in Silicon Valley
  • 5. Bill Joy's Story ● Math wiz ● University of Michigan opened Computer Center in 1971 ● Time sharing terminal ● Spent 8-10 hours of programming throughout college ● System bug that allowed him to sit on the terminal forever ● In graduate school, he was doing it more ● Became proficient in his second year in graduate school
  • 6. The Beatles ● Started the British invasion to US in 1964 ● Very popular during 60s and 70s ● Changed the face of popular music ● Released consecutive hit albums ● Legendary band
  • 7. The Beatles' Story ● Lennon and McCartney got together in 1957 ● Reached their greatest artistic achievement in 10 years ● Hamburg, Germany 1960 ● Nonstop striptease, nonstop rock and roll ● Lots of alcohol, lots of women ● Played for 8 hours, 7 nights a week ● By 1964, performed live 1200 times
  • 8. Bill Gates ● College dropout ● Founded Microsoft ● Made the Windows operating system ● Used to be the richest man on earth
  • 9. Bill Gates' Story ● Math wiz ● 8th grade in Lakeside, started a computer club in 1968 ● Taught themselves programming ● Parents would raise money to buy computing time ● C-Cubed, test their software in exchange of computing time ● University of Washington ● 1971, Information Science Inc. ● 1500 hours of programming
  • 10. Bill Gates' Story ● TRW called ISI for help with their power station software ● 'Independent Study Project' ● John Norton ● He spent his high school from 8th grade with nonstop programming ● Spent 7 years of programming when he dropped out ● He is way past 10000 hours
  • 11. What would you like to be? 10000 hour practice > Talent A. Talent + 10000 hour practice B. Talent C. 10000 hour practice D. no talent, no 10000 hour practice
  • 12. In the games industry... A regular guy/gal who made games is much better than an academically smart guy/gal
  • 13. Start Your 10000 Hours of Making Games Now!!!