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Conference registration (which includes an afternoon community session on Sunday, July 12, Monday night’s event at UT Dallas and all general and plenary sessions on Tuesday, July 14) is $100 if you register by April 15. 

From April 16-June 26 the price is $150 and after that the price goes up to $225. 

Workshops are a separate price, and this year we have expanded our offering to include some on Sunday, as well as Monday. The price for workshops is $100 for the first one, and then $50 for each additional workshop (maximum number of three). 

*Please note that CSTA does not cover the cost of registration, travel or accommodations for speakers or attendees. 

Please email any questions to t.nash@csta-hq.org
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Tuesday, July 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Keynote | Video Games: The Ultimate Computer Science Education

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Join Gearbox Software, award-winning independent developer of the Borderlands and Brothers in Arms franchises, as CEO Randy Pitchford will draw from his experiences with interactive entertainment to promote video games as the perfect platform to excite and engage the programmers of tomorrow with computer science education. The presentation will include a question and answer session featuring Gearbox Vice President of Product Development Aaron Thibault, Lead Programmer Jimmy Sieben and programmer Amy Price, so bring your best questions!

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Jimmy Siebon

Jimmy Sieben has been a programmer and a game maker for over 20 years. He is currentlyTechnical Director at Gearbox Software, directing backend infrastructure that powers AAA console, PC, and mobile games. He has been with Gearbox for 13 years working on gameplay and networking code for titles such as Halo: Combat Evolved on Windows, Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, and Borderlands 2. Most recently, he has spent 4 years working with Amazon Web... Read More →
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Aaron Thibault

Aaron Thibault is Vice President of Product Development at Gearbox Software and Executive Producer of Borderlands games. He is a 18-year veteran developer with a wide range of experience, spanning MMOs, RPGs, shooters, simulations, Army training, AI R&D, cinematics, animation, and sound design. Aaron teaches in both the Computer Science and Film & Digital Media programs at Baylor University, and has built and led undergraduate and... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Texas Grande Ballroom