Schedule


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Each participant will register for only one track. Select a track title below to see the sessions that are available for attendees who register for that track. Need a Map? Our map also includes all sessions at a glance.

Animation & Visual FX


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Beyond the Tools: Learning the “Why” of 3D

Justin MarshallJustin Marshall

Tools will change and become outdated, but truly understanding the techniques and foundations for the application of a tool will take you places! Rather than focusing on a specific tool, Justin will discuss how to best approach for learning new programs, how to apply knowledge gained from one software or even class to another, learning the WHY and not just the WHAT.

Length: 30 min.

Location: D1750

9:40 AM

Collaboration Makes it Happen

Datebox Team

How do you take an idea for a brand new product or service from Startup to Success? The graphic designers, product designer, and web designer that brought the world Getdatebox.com will share how you too can leverage your talents to launch a successful creative startup!

Length: 30 min.

Location: D1750

10:10 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:20 AM

Digital Sculpting for Gaming and Fabrication

Alain ViescaAlain Viesca

Digital sculpting is a way to take amazing things from the imagination and make them real in the gaming, film, and toy/art industries. Join Alain, a 3D sculptor and owner of Viesca Digital Designs, as he shares how this field is growing by leaps and bounds!

Length: 40 min.

Location: D1750

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Industry Panel

  • Leanne ReganJeff PriceRob MorrisRob Morris
  • Jeff Price
  • Leanne Regan

Want to know how to make it in the field of animation? Ever wanted to be able to hear from real experts in the field and ask them what you want to know? Come and ask our panel of animation experts all your questions! Panel Discussion, tips, suggestions, and advice from industry leaders.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

It’s Business Time – Keynote

James Harber

James HarberIf you’re a student, it’s almost business time! Regardless of your area of studies or expertise, the end goal of technical training is to have a great career doing something you love.

Before you’re in the industry, it’s hard to have perspective on the best way to land a job or how to start a company. You already know the basics: have good communication skills, be professional, blah, blah, blah.

After a decade in the advertising industry, James Harber will share his take on everything job-related. We will take a deeper look into setting up your career, with some practical tips for folks who want to work for a company or start their own. Bring your questions! There will be a 10 minute Q&A at the end.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:30 PM

Portfolio Reviews

How can you take your student portfolio to the next level? Come and see student portfolios and hear animation industry experts share ideas for making your portfolio the best it can be so you can land your first job in animation!

Length: 45 min.

Location: Information Technology Bldg, Room A2020.

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Broadcast & Video Production


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Storytelling with Video

Galen CulverGalen Culver

Galen will showcase some of the ‘Is This a Great State or What!’ stories he’s written, shot, edited, and produced over the past 26 years at KFOR-TV. His theme: Thinking Visually.

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1810

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Multimedia Design and Development for  e-Learning

Dwain StarksDwain Starks

Are you interested in designing and developing rich multimedia experiences to help improve (and even save) lives? Would you enjoy a career that constantly enriches your knowledgebase by exposing you to various industries, technologies, work practices, and environments? If so, come and discover the exciting world of multimedia-based e-learning design and development!

Hi! I am Dwain Starks – the Supervisor of Learning Services at OGE Energy Corporation. In my role, I provide creative direction for a highly talented team of Training Coordinators, Senior e-Learning Instructional Designers, Technical Communicator, Video Production Specialist, and Learning Management System Analyst. I have enjoyed a long and prosperous career producing e-learning content for public health, medical, behavioral health, non-profit, automation industry, agricultural, and energy sectors. Learning design and development is my passion, and I am eager to present this exciting world of opportunities to help inspire future generations of multimedia instructional designers. Come listen, learn, and engage!

Length: 50 min.

Location: D1810

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

The Excitement of Animation in Broadcast and Advertising

Kevin BarrettKevin Barrett

Being in the industry of animation for 18+ years, I’ve done a variety of projects. I will be showing off a spectrum of work from 2D title animations to 3D compositing to Virtual sets. Part of job is fixing others mistakes and I will be playing some examples as well. We’ll see who can spot my work. Along the way, I’ll explain how I built the animations and show some tips I wish I knew starting off.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

It’s Business Time – Keynote

James Harber

James HarberIf you’re a student, it’s almost business time! Regardless of your area of studies or expertise, the end goal of technical training is to have a great career doing something you love.

Before you’re in the industry, it’s hard to have perspective on the best way to land a job or how to start a company. You already know the basics: have good communication skills, be professional, blah, blah, blah.

After a decade in the advertising industry, James Harber will share his take on everything job-related. We will take a deeper look into setting up your career, with some practical tips for folks who want to work for a company or start their own. Bring your questions! There will be a 10 minute Q&A at the end.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:30 PM

Dissecting Video Production

Mike Duncan

Mike DuncanWill play a number of TV news stories, identify the parts and methods of constructing the stories using video, natural sound, voice over tracks, interview sound bites, and editing methods.
Then play a number of commercial productions, advertising commercials to music videos, and point out how the same components and methods are used to create these as well.
Length: 45 min.

Location: D1810

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Web & Programming


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Workforce Ready?

Cassie CornettRachel PitroloRachel Pitrolo and Cassie Cornett

Addison Group is a specialized recruiting firm here in Oklahoma City that focuses on placing IT professionals of all levels. Our goal is to introduce top talent to our amazing clients. Beyond matching excellent candidates to great jobs, we act as job coaches. We will assist in interview preparation, resume updates, and any other employment coaching needed. Are you workforce ready? Let Addison Group assist you in your job search when you are ready!

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011

9:35 AM

10 Lessons from Running a Digital Marketing Agency for 15 Years

Tim PriebeTim Priebe

Tim Priebe started T&S Online Marketing in 2003. He will share 10 lessons he’s learned from hackers, customers, mistakes, employees, and successes over the course of 15 years in business.

Length: 25 min.

Location: A1011

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Industry Panel

Neill HarmerSara Graybill
Tyler Merrill
Chad HendersonJason Zimdars
Gabi Ramsey

  • Sara Graybill: Owner Graybill Creative
  • Neill Harmer: Sr. Web Developer WeGoLook
  • Chad Henderson: Sr. Web Developer Carlisle Food Service Products
  • Tyler Merrill
  • Gabi Ramsey: Developer ObjectStream, Inc.
  • Jason Zimdars: Sr. Designer Basecamp

This is your chance to hear it straight from the web and programming experts. These panelists will share tips on all the topics you care about: dealing with clients, the do’s and dont’s of landing a job, and any any questions that the audience has! They want to help you succeed in this industry by giving you great advice. Use #pfwp to ask your question via Twitter.

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Intro to Test-Driven Development (TDD)

Floyd May

Floyd MaySoftware can get complex really, really fast. How do you ensure that when you make code changes, you didn’t cause some unintended consequence that annoys a user, calculates the wrong dollar value for a business transaction, or (think driverless cars) puts someone’s life in danger? Test-driven Development (TDD) will save you from breaking things accidentally. You’ll see why TDD makes business sense, and how to talk about it with non-programmers. You’ll also get to see some live-coding examples!

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

It’s Business Time – Keynote

James Harber

James HarberIf you’re a student, it’s almost business time! Regardless of your area of studies or expertise, the end goal of technical training is to have a great career doing something you love.

Before you’re in the industry, it’s hard to have perspective on the best way to land a job or how to start a company. You already know the basics: have good communication skills, be professional, blah, blah, blah.

After a decade in the advertising industry, James Harber will share his take on everything job-related. We will take a deeper look into setting up your career, with some practical tips for folks who want to work for a company or start their own. Bring your questions! There will be a 10 minute Q&A at the end.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:30 PM

CSS Grid

Susan SimkinsSusan Simkins

In this session you will learn how to go from coding float and framework-based layouts to creating unique, modern layouts using CSS grid.

Length: 45 min.

Location: A1011

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!

Graphic Communications & Marketing


9:00 AM

Kickoff Pixlfest

Find your track’s 9:05 event and start there to let the fun and learning begin in your track’s Kickoff!

9:05 AM

Digital Stalking: Trends for Ad Targeting

Mario AvilaMario Avila

Want to know how and why ads seem to follow your every move online? Learn the top trends for 2018 on how companies are targeting their customers online. Get an in-depth education on geo-fencing, geo-conquesting, heat map tracking, GPS tracking, event tracking, historical retargeting and more! You’ll walk away knowing more about how you are tracked and what digital solutions will work for your clients.

Length: 55 min.

Location: D1870

10:00 AM

Morning Break

Length: 10 min.

10:10 AM

Industry Panel

Logan BohrerKristen McGregorMonte Pratt

  • Yadia Cruz
  • Logan Bohrer
  • Chelsea Le
  • Kristen McGregor
  • Monte Pratt

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

10:10 AM

Business Owner Panel

  • Austin Howerton
  • Deborah McGee
  • Joey Morris

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

11:00 AM

Lunch on Your Own

Tut’s Cafe will have be open for lunch. Tut’s is located on campus so you can make sure you won’t be late from lunch. Plus you can network with other attendees.

You can view Tut’s Menu to see what you would like to enjoy for lunch.

Length: 1 hr. and 25 min.

12:30 PM

Tablet to PC

Logan Bohrer

Logan will present on the Adobe Apps and how to use them and get designs directly to the Mac.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

12:30 PM

Give Me the Money

Jessica Habbyshaw

Break through the confusing maze of how to raise the funds to start your new business and learn the basics on how to save and invest.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

1:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Length: 15 min.

1:30 PM

It’s Business Time – Keynote

James Harber

James HarberIf you’re a student, it’s almost business time! Regardless of your area of studies or expertise, the end goal of technical training is to have a great career doing something you love.

Before you’re in the industry, it’s hard to have perspective on the best way to land a job or how to start a company. You already know the basics: have good communication skills, be professional, blah, blah, blah.

After a decade in the advertising industry, James Harber will share his take on everything job-related. We will take a deeper look into setting up your career, with some practical tips for folks who want to work for a company or start their own. Bring your questions! There will be a 10 minute Q&A at the end.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1750

1:30 PM

How to Start Your Design Journey

Yadira Cruz

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

1:30 PM

Super Sales Strategies

Cody Congdon

Learn what it takes to get your foot in the door and reach the top in sales.

Length: 45 min.

Location: D1870

2:15 PM

Conference Wrap, So Long, Friends!

We will catch you next year!