January 2015 – Speakers

Jacob Tran

Jacob Tran is a 15 year industry veteran who has deployed numerous successful game titles worldwide for small and large companies like BlackBox Entertainment and Electronic Arts. He has also created online dynamic user-experiences for clients such as Nike, DirectTV, and Nintendo. He can be seen on G4 TechTV, in recurring segments, discussing Game Development. Jacob was a Senior Game Design Instructor at the Vancouver Film School. He recently started a youth initiative called "Kids Make Games" to inspire the next generation of gamers to create their own entertainment.

Brennan Rusnell

Brennan Rusnell was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009, Brennan moved to Vancouver, BC, to pursue a career as a video game programmer. Since then, he has worked on Captain America: Super Soldier, Prototype 2, and Destiny. In his spare time, Brennan loves to stay active by hiking and playing basketball. Brennan holds both a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.