Archive for January, 2011

Globby Awards!!!

January 31st, 2011

I won Globby Awards!! Actually, it was for last month, but we were running a little late on passing them out so I got it today.

What is a Globby Award you ask? It’s WishB’s equivalent of an “Employee of the Month” award. Our “trophies” are these cute Glob Plushies. I’ve been wanting one since we officially started selling them, (You can buy one here!) and now I don’t have to buy one!!

Below is a pimped out picture of my awesome Glob Plushie.

Glob Plushie

My Glob Plushie pimped out using the Globinator

P.S.
The “Globinator” is this cool picture editing tool that we have in GlobWorld. You can add stickers, effects, and draw all over pictures that you upload.

First Flash Project!!!

January 28th, 2011

My first professional Flash project was integrated today in Globworld! This was my first Flash project that I was involved in where I was the sole Flash Developer (meaning “Actionscript 3 programmer”). ¬†All art was done by Sean Jones or Ellen Michelson.

The basic functionality of the map is that when the User clicks on one of the buttons, it will either direct them to another Flash game or a Unity game. At runtime, an XML document would be read that would contain the current URL paths for each game. This was done so that URLs could easily be updated without the need of having to recompile the SWF file. For the buttons that lead to Unity games, added functionality was given to wait for Unity to load before it would activate the button.

To see it in action, sign up for an account at Globworld and click on the icon on the far left (it looks like a floating island)!

Globworld Map

My first “professional” flash project!

CNIT 133: Interactive Webpages – Javascript

January 24th, 2011

I’ve added a new page! I will be updating it throughout the Spring semester with my homework assignments for my CNIT 133 class: Interactive Webpages – Javascript.

To follow my progress and view the page, click here.

Parenting Magazine

January 20th, 2011

My boss, Rebecca Nachlas, was featured in an article about bullying in Parenting Magazine. It mentions a little tidbit about WishB and the product we’re working on (GlobWorld).

Read the full online article here.

Rebecca Nachlas

My boss, Rebecca Nachlas

Spring 2011

January 17th, 2011

Spring classes start today. I’m continuing to take on the challenge of my full-time job and being a full-time student.

I’m taking the following five classes:

  • iPhone Programming
  • Python Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms: Java
  • Interactive Web Pages – Javascript
  • 3D Imaging with Studio Max

I’m one class away from obtaining my Certificate in Programming: Java. Last semester, I completed all the required classes for my Certificate in Programming: C++ and now I just need to turn in my application.

Volunteering for GDC 2011

January 6th, 2011

I just got my acceptance email for the Conference Associate program for GDC 2011! I’m super excited to be volunteering again! I look forward to meeting people and making new friends!

Feel free to look for me! I’ll be the short Asian girl with blue hair wearing a volunteer shirt!

GDC 2011