PITTSBURGH—In celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus will host a unique event that will highlight the future of computer gaming on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The interactive event, which will feature acclaimed author, speaker and video game designer Jesse Schell of Schell Games, is free and open to the public.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., CCAC students currently enrolled in the Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming program will give demonstrations of games they have developed. Attendees will be encouraged to try out the computer games and talk with professors and students.
At 3:00 p.m., Schell, a popular TED Talk speaker and author of the award-winning “The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses,” will give a presentation on the future of gaming. Schell is CEO of Schell Games, based in Pittsburgh, which strives to make the world’s greatest educational and transformational games, including Yale Medical’s PlayForward: Elm City Stories, the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood games and Happy Atoms. In addition, Schell is the former creative director of Disney Virtual Reality and a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. The presentation will be followed by a reception at 4:00 p.m.
This event is just one of many exciting activities CCAC is holding throughout the year to which the public is invited to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary. Each event showcases the uniqueness of CCAC and the vibrancy and diversity of our student body. Upcoming events include a “Cruise from the Past to the Future” Car Cruise at West Hills Center in April and a production of “Fences” at the South Hills Campus Theater in June.
For more information about the computer gaming event at North Campus, contact 412.369.3655. CCAC North Campus is located at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh (McCandless), PA 15237.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.