thursday • november 3rd, 2016
creative bloc • baton rouge, la

activate

a student conference for all things interactive

about activate

Calling all students! Ignite your future beyond the classroom. Join local professionals from the growing interactive community to learn more about the opportunities of the future at Activate Conference.

From websites to mobile apps, wearables to smart devices, social media to virtual reality and beyond. Activate will inspire you to get next-level with your career. Explore the possibilities of UI/UX design, web development, and the exciting future of an interactive world.

We’re looking for self-starters who want to ignite their future beyond the classroom. We’ll have speakers and panelists from the growing interactive community in Baton Rouge talking about their careers, answering your questions, and giving you advice on how to get an edge on the future of design and development. Plus, we’ll give you the resources you need to prepare for a professional career in the interactive industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a jump start on your future.

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date

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
6:00 – 9:30 PM

venue

Creative Bloc
804 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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speakers

Justin Obney

Justin Obney
Software Developer

Free Samples to Front-end

Justin Obney will be joining us to speak about his journey to a development career, the importance of self-teaching and his passion for front-end dev.

Jonathan Hooper

Jonathan Hooper
Mobile Developer

Welcome to Swift

This talk provides a swift introduction to Apple's new programming language for iOS, watchOS, MacOS, and tvOS. We'll review some of Swift's primary language features before diving into Xcode to demo the language by building a bare bones iOS app. You'll walk away with some basic knowledge about the Swift ecosystem and, more importantly, insight into where to look to learn more.

Quinton Jason Jr

Quinton Jason
Interactive Director

Motion and the Web

Motion is all around us. It draws our attention even when we try to avoid it. Using motion on the web is a perfect way to keep your visitors engaged in your message. Let’s harness the power of motion on the web, whether to improve decision making, enhance usability, or make your sites stand out from the crowd.

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Carla Buckner
Senior Data Analyst

My Tech Journey

This talk will highlight Carla's journey through the tech field starting with research, development, & instruction in the field of Robotics; becoming a test analyst, project management analyst, and test team lead with IBM; and now, adjusting in her role as a senior business data analyst and special projects manager at BXSI, all within three years after entering the workforce. Be prepared to attain the necessary tools to navigate along your career path and the confidence & knowledge to do so successfully.

panel

ask the experts
Interactive Design

Our panel of designers will cover a variety of topics including design trends, user experience, and what makes interactive design different from traditional design.

Christine Maggi

Christine Maggi
UX/UI Designer

Brian Rivet

Brian Rivet
Web Design Instructor

Natasha Clark

Natasha Clark
Interactive Designer

Mollie Williams

Mollie Williams
Web Developer

venue

Creative Bloc
804 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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organizers

Lynsey Jordan Gwin

envoc

Lynsey Jordan Gwin, Designer, Front End Developer, Activate Conference Organizer

Quinton Jason Jr

x design

Quinton Jason, Jr., Front End Developer, SVG Animator, Activate Conference Organizer

isral C Duke

stun design

Isral Duke, Designer, Front End Developer, Activate Conference Organizer

activate your future

General Admission FREE
includes general seating

VIP Admission $25
includes Activate t-shirt, reserved seating, Activate swag bag stuffed with goodies from local design agencies and sponsors, and mentoring or Job shadowing session from your choice of participating agencies.

Bring A Friend VIP Admission $35
for you and a friend: includes Activate t-shirt, reserved seating, Activate swag bag stuffed with goodies from local design agencies and sponsors, and mentoring or Job shadowing session from your choice of participating agencies.


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