October 21, 2017

The Great War PC Game Commemorates WW1

The Great War

How are video games made? That’s what Nick Reed wondered as a child. “I loved playing video games and wanted to know how they were made. So after serving six years in the Navy, I decided it was time to spread my creative wings and do something I really enjoy,” Nick said. After searching for the perfect school, Nick enrolled at UAT to study Game Design in January 2013. With financial backing from a GI Bill, he knew it was time to get to work on making his dream into a career. “I like the environment here – it’s small…

Black Hat 2015

Black Hat 2015

Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown…

Intel’s Cammie LeBlanc Honored With University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree

Cammie LeBlanc Speaking at UAT Commencement

LeBlanc’s Gracious Acceptance Sent UAT Graduates Off With Inspiring Commencement Speech TEMPE, AZ — May 20, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is honored to announce that Cammie LeBlanc, International Business Development Manager at Intel, received one of this year’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees, awarded at the UAT commencement ceremony May 15, 2015, at the Mesa Arts Center. LeBlanc also delivered a moving commencement speech during the ceremony speaking of her journey where few women had gone before, into the world of Information Technology and Software Engineering. LeBlanc, the first of her family to graduate from college, earned a Bachelor…

Digital Video Students Attend TedxPhoenix 2015


A group of nine UAT students had the wonderful opportunity to attend “TedxPhoenix 2015: Press Play” at the Mesa Arts Center on April 26. Under the instruction of Digital Video Professor Sharon Bolman and with IT guidance from Professor Paul Denigris via Skype, students used a camera set up with a Tricaster broadcast system and Live Streamed the entire show, which totaled over 4-1/2 hours of footage. The Digital Video (DV) program at UAT will take the video captured from the TedxPhoenix talk and convert the footage into three half broadcast segments for KAET Ch. 8, Arizona’s local PBS station….

Innovation Isn’t Just A Student Project

Network Security

One of the issues I face when trying to ensure my students are getting the best education in security, is innovation. UAT was founded on the concepts of continued growth, development, and innovation. Within the realm of Network Security, that can be difficult. Students often find themselves relegated to creating new documentation, unless they’re programmers (a much smaller number of the student population). How does a student innovate, or even prove innovation? It can be subjective to the individual reviewing the idea. For example, the students may not be entirely aware of what’s in industry; so how can they be…

Remembering Ralph Baer, Father of Video Games

Ralph Baer

Photo from NPR. Technology and technology related fields move fast. Things change, hardware gets faster, software gets updated, engines get new releases, and games gain the potential to continue to grow because of it. Gaming is a field defined by what is next, potential, and where things are going. The video game industry is comparatively new on the entertainment scene (although many would argue “gaming” has been around since the dawn of man) and being new there have not been a lot of moments where we have lost industry icons. This weekend the game industry lost one of these icons and I believe…

Hacking: A Career Or A Lifestyle?

Cyber Security Cave

Your success within information security is ultimately tied to your own dedication to the topic. In other words, if you’re not hacking in your free time, you’re not living up to your potential. In an odd twist, what you do in your free time really DOES impact your success in your work time. Let’s look at it this way. A student attends University in a effort to create a career they will hopefully enjoy, and benefit from. And it’s true, a University degree does offer tremendous value, even in the field of information security. But, in truth, Universities are often…

World Usability Day at PayPal, Scottsdale

World Usability Day

For the last several years, PayPal headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been celebrating World Usability Day, with a series of events, networking opportunities and prizes. This past November some of the local companies, such as PayPal themselves, Pearson and 29th Drive Design Studio have shared some of their out of the box strategies to increase customers engagement. PayPal’s design team gave a presentation that showcased how customer engagement is at the core of every change they made in their online environment. Pearson publishing company gave an inspiring presentation about the incorporation of their weekly co-design sessions with children ages 7-12 into the product development process. 29th Drive…

Create a jQuery Website in a Day

jQuery and HTML5 are taking over the web. The combination of both make it so easy to create dynamic websites that look like the heavier Flash websites of the past. Base Creative UK has set up a website with a great tutorial on how to create a jQuery website in less than a day. Using the jQuery Javascript Library, jQuery UI Widgets, and some jQuery syntax, you can create a nice looking website that can be built upon. Check out the tutorial on the jQuery Site In A Day website. Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Alumni Launch Jetstreame Studios Google…

Adobe Photoshop Dropping XP Support

Adobe Photoshop Dropping XP Support

Windows XP Photoshop users will be out of luck, if they decide to upgrade beyond Adobe CS6. The company recently announced they would no longer be supporting XP beyond the latest CS6 (13.0) upgrade. Adobe plans to to utilize GPUs in a way XP won’t be able to. Yeah, Windows XP did end up a pretty stable OS (by the time it was replaced by Vista), but Adobe says users should begin their “migration plans” to take full advantage of future Photoshop innovations. From Adobe: “Photoshop CS6 already demonstrates that relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs and graphics…