Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday July 29, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Five Nights at Freddy's

Sunday August 2, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

What makes Five Nights so scary? In this course we will delve into the concepts and atmosphere of the horror game genre to better understand why we find it so intriguing. You will imagine, create and dissect a horror game of your own with a theme of your choosing.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Minecraft Programming

Sunday August 9, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

What took hours now takes nanoseconds as students direct their passion for playing Minecraft towards developing real-world programming skills in Python. Nothing in Minecraft is more powerful than a bit of critical thinking and some computer code.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Unreal Engine

Sunday August 16, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10

Hundreds of games have been made using the Unreal Engine. Reprogram the system of Unreal to do your bidding. In this crash course you will get a peek into how some of the most popular games ever were made.

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday August 20, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening - in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Minecraft Modding

Sunday August 23, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-10.

Have some cool ideas on how to change Minecraft? Join in changing the rules and appearance of Minecraft. In this class we will program with Java and change the textures which make up Minecraft.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Pokemon

Sunday August 30, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-10.

Catching them is the easy part, now you have to program them to battle. Learn about the underlying numbers and strategies of Pokemon to create a new version in the Unity engine!