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Win an Xbox One With The OIGC Passport

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We’re doing something fun this year: the OIGC Passport. At select locations around Ottawa, we have passports to encourage attendees to visit local businesses and discover the awesome game culture we have going on in the city.

The Passport works by picking up your passport, preferably at Mercury Lounge where most are stored (locations will all have some on hand), and visiting each location in the Passport. Each location will give you a stamp which gives you one ballot to win an Xbox One.

Check out more details at this OIGC link.

OIGC Is The Best Networking Opportunity In Ontario

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OIGC is expecting around 500 attendees and 50 companies which makes this the best game industry networking event in Ontario. We’re excited to see companies both big and small, as well as a wide range of developers from mobile to console and even new emerging hardware.

Take a look at the full list of companies at this link.

Get Your Game at House of TARG With The Ottawa Wizard Box Challenge

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The Ottawa International Game Conference, House of TARG, and the Dirty Rectangles are stoked to announce a joint venture to create a standup arcade cabinet called The Ottawa Wizard Box that plays local, indie games. Developers will have until May 27th to come up with a game idea which they will pitch at the conference. The game will be pitched to a panel of judges from TARG, OIGC and the industry, and the best games for each challenge will be selected to be the launch games for The Ottawa Wizard Box. To be clear, you must have an OIGC pass to be eligible.

More details available at this link to OIGC2014.com.

Erie Canal App For BlackBerry 10 From The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

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Recently, AT&T, in partnership with RIT, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate, held the Rochester Civic App Challenge. The two month virtual hackathon challenged developers to build and deliver mobile apps that serve community needs and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment. It’s an interesting concept which is often done through Open Data initiatives. At least one app, the Erie Canal app, is available on BlackBerry 10.
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PhoneGap Bootcamp Is 2 Days of Converting Mobile Apps To Web

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PhoneGap Bootcamp is a project by Demian Borba (and I’m sure other collaborators) who is a Developer Envangelist at BlackBerry. PhoneGap Bootcamp is 2 days of intense training converting mobile apps using Cordova for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10, focusing on single page apps and performance. It sounds like an awesome event and if you want it in your area, you can apply on their site.
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Ubisoft, Square Enix, Microsoft and More Speaking at Ottawa International Game Conference

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The Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) has announced its speakers for the 3rd annual conference. Speakers from Canada, the United States, Latin America and Britain will be coming to the conference to share their experience and love of gaming. This year’s conference is expecting record attendance and the content is reflective of a bigger budget and a changing industry.

Speakers include:

Sabrina Cormona, Square Enix.
William Volk, PlayScreen.
Thiéry Adam, Ludia.
Oscar Clark, Applifier.
Peter Heinrich, Amazon.
Louis-Rene Auclair, Hibernum Creations.

Read the full press release on the official OIGC website at this link. Tickets for the conference are still available.