Start Your 10000 Hours of
Making Games Now!!!
The Outliers
● Factors that affect
achievement
● Date of birth
● Location of birth
● Parents
● Socio-economic situation
of...
10000 Hours
● Magic number for true
expertise
● Magic number for greatness
● Rare cases for accomplishing
it in less time
...
Bill Joy
● Wrote a better UNIX code
● Wrote software that allows
you to access the internet
● Cofounded Sun
Microsystems, ...
Bill Joy's Story
● Math wiz
● University of Michigan opened
Computer Center in 1971
● Time sharing terminal
● Spent 8-10 h...
The Beatles
● Started the British invasion to
US in 1964
● Very popular during 60s and
70s
● Changed the face of popular
m...
The Beatles' Story
● Lennon and McCartney got
together in 1957
● Reached their greatest artistic
achievement in 10 years
●...
Bill Gates
● College dropout
● Founded Microsoft
● Made the Windows operating
system
● Used to be the richest man
on earth
Bill Gates' Story
● Math wiz
●
8th
grade in Lakeside, started a
computer club in 1968
● Taught themselves programming
● Pa...
Bill Gates' Story
● TRW called ISI for help with their
power station software
● 'Independent Study Project'
● John Norton
...
What would you like to be?
10000 hour practice > Talent
A. Talent + 10000 hour practice
B. Talent
C. 10000 hour practice
D...
In the games industry...
A regular guy/gal who made
games is much better than an
academically smart guy/gal
Start Your 10000 Hours of
Making Games Now!!!
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Campus dev con at apc marnielle estrada - 10000hours

  1. 1. Start Your 10000 Hours of Making Games Now!!!
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Bill Gates ● College dropout ● Founded Microsoft ● Made the Windows operating system ● Used to be the richest man on earth
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12. In the games industry... A regular guy/gal who made games is much better than an academically smart guy/gal
  13. 13. Start Your 10000 Hours of Making Games Now!!!

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