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Mark Rubenstein

Database Designer in Evanston

Mark Rubenstein has been playing the game of Go for over 20 years. The purpose of his talk is to get you hooked on Go so he has more friends to play with.

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The Hidden Life of Go

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

To Jonathan Egnlander, Go isn't just a game, it's so much more, and he will use his presentation to convince you of this fact.

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The Indie Game Revolution

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like minecraft, fez, and spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2014.

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Community for Gamer Feedback

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Are twitting, blogging, marketing and advertizing of the most importance when intorducing a creative project or product? To Mike Laurence, the above mentioned strategies are not as valuable as builidng a community. Mike talks in depth about how building a community for people to talk and build relationships has helped to advertize and market his computer game. 


Mike Laurence 

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"Go"dly Nerdism in the Game Go

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

What does the Go Father of Brunei have to say? Well, Go, obviously! To Ignatius Chin, playing the strategy board game Go is not just some pasttime activity but a highly addictive game that carries its ancient origins and unites people (especially nerds and other lifeforms) together. Listen as he opens your eyes to the magic that is Go.

This was "Presentation on the Day" on July 29th, 2015.

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."

In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016. 

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Board Games for Life

@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"If actual life was a board game, it would probably get pretty bad reviews nowadays."

Engineer and self-professed nerd Michael Ross talks board games—sure, they're loads of fun, but what, exactly, has caused their recent skyrocketing popularity as an inclusive, immersive, and sometimes very competitive source of community and socializing?

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Boardgaming in Dayton

@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Explore the world of board games through Josher Lumpkin's eyes, from the classics to the obscure!

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Games are Boring

@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

Zoë Sams is a Tools Programmer, and a member of the Board of Directors for IGDA Scotland. Her passion lies in combining art and code, and she is a strong believer that networking and diversity can only strengthen the games industry and push us to continue creating fresh, innovative content. This year, Zoë was awarded a place on Develop’s 30 Under 30 list for her work as a STEM Ambassador. 


A Go Primer

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 06, 2011

Bob Barber has been playing Go for 30 years. He has directed 65 quarterly tournaments in Chicago and was Director of the 18th U.S. Go Congress in 2002. He is an amateur 1 dan.


Mark Rubenstein has been playing Go for 15 years. Before that, he played what he thought was Go but was really just random nonsense. He is the president of the Evanston Go Club and Membership Services Coordinator for the American Go Association.