Miami Dade College (MDC)’s Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) hosted a 24-hour Halloween Hackathon starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. 2022, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in the heart of downtown Miami.
Projects were judged in the categories of Games, Animation and Mixed Reality, students of all ages and educational institutions were invited to participate at the event. The MAGIC Halloween Hackathon was organized by members of the M.A.G.I.C. Club, a student organization that seeks to supplement the MAGIC curriculum by gathering current and prospective students to learn from sources outside the classroom. Guest judges included Conrad Montgomery, Vice President, Current Animation at Nickelodeon, Bill Buckley, Animation Director at First Contact Entertainment, and Denise Mendez, Principal Engineer at Microsoft Corporation. Winners received prizes from Microsoft Corporation and the Steam Legacy Grant; including laptops, Wacom tablets and Nintendo, and support from the Miami DDA.
First Place: “Cog in the Machine“ – Natalia Cepero, Juliana Betances, Gabryelah Brinckhaus and Secille Fernandez
Second Place: “The Costume Boy” – Marcela Ortiz-Martinez, Oscar Rodriguez, Evan Bettencourt and Valeria Molina
Third Place: “Team 8th Graders” – Lucas Mendez, Andre Treto, Jeremy Cardenas, Daniel Macias
Game Dev – VR/AR
First Place: “Math AR“ – Joshua Alvarenga, Diego Castillo, Pedro Terra and Daniel Noya
Second Place: “Ghost Farmer“ – Armando De-Armas, Valentina Alonso, Christian Visso and Robert Jorrin
Game Dev – 2D/3D
First Place: “Gumby Samurai“ – Sulaiman Jackson, Javi Villegas, Joshua Mobley and Idris Jackson
Second Place: “Sharkave Escape“ – Karla Zambrano and Fernanda Pacheco
Third Place: “Pumpkin Blast“ – Joshua Alvarenga, Diego Castillo, Pedro Terra and Daniel Noya
Armando De-Armas, Valentina Alonso, Christian Visso, Robert Jorrin, Joshua Alvarenga, Diego Castillo, Pedro Terra, Daniel Noya, Henry PortoErvin, Carral Karl, Nemorin David, Ugalde Sulaiman, Jackson Javi, Villegas Joshua, Mobley Idris, Jackson Stephany, Abanto Sebastian, Alvarez Melissa, Rodriquez Natalia, Cepero Juliana, Betances Gabryelah, Brinckhaus Secille, Fernandez Marcela, Oscar Rodriguez, Evan Bettencourt, Sasha Labossiere, Daniela Rodriguez, Gustavo Pereira-Alvare, Evelyn Ludicke, Pedro Erigoyen III, Angel Fernandez, Lukas Lopez, Maria Curbelo, Donald Hernandez, Lucas Mendez, Andre Treto, Jeremy Cardenas, Daniel Macias, Luis Santa-Cruz, Michael Gonzalez, Maurizio Sosa-Machin, Marcio Garcia, Lucca Farnesi, Valeria Molina, Jose Ramirez, Diana Chzhao, Michael Aponte, Fernanda Pacheco, Keren Rivera, Ana Morales, Karla Zambrano, Sebastian Saludas, Johanna Medina, Roberto Rodriguez, Alex Gonzalo Mera, Carlos Paez.
Silvia Sayas and Dr. Mel Tomeo
Tyler Normington, Katie McGuinness, Javier Castellano, David Ventura, Nicole Garay, Jose Soto, Mel Tomeo, Shona Rose, Chris Argueta, Nick Sarmiento, Alejandro Ramos, Ieon Skepple, Ralfo Manzur, Osmel Amador, Jennypher Gazabon, Anthony Galvez, Sandra Andrade, Silvia Sayas
With facilities that mimic the production pipeline from PIXAR Studios, and located at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex offers students an intensive, hands-on two-year program to develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion, sound, and storytelling. The program also provides an opportunity to gain command of the technical skills required in today’s highly competitive animation industry. MAGIC bridges the gap in affordability and accessibility, providing quality programming and the very best facilities at a fraction of the cost compared to private competitors. For more information, visit www.magic.mdc.edu.
For more information about the MAGIC academic programs, please contact Nicole Garay at 305-237-3560, firstname.lastname@example.org.