Software: Kinect Virtual Green Screen
First release. Uses the Kinect SKD's BackgroundRemovalBasics from the Kinect Toolkit. Kinect PC/Windows drivers required. For use in OBS and similar window-capture capable applications. Click here to download! Click here to download the source code. (C#, Visual Studio)
Experience: CTE Game Design and Media Production Teacher at Millennium Charter High School (2017-2019)
I was a full-time CTE Certified Teacher for Millennium Charter High School. I worked teaching Game Design and Media Production including introductory courses and in-depth, daily, 4-hour courses.
Experience: CTE Game Design and Coding Instructor and Advisory Committee Member at The Taylor Farms Center for Learning / Future Citizens Foundation (2018-2019)
I am currently a Game Design and Coding Instructor for Elementary through High School aged students. Workshops offered include Intro to 2D Game Design, Intro to 3D Game Design, HTML/CSS Coding, Web Page Design, Python Programming, and more.
Tutorial: Using the new Terrain Tool in Unity 2019.1+
Moving Mountains The terrain tool in Unity is one of the most powerful assets available when creating an expansive game environment. It allows you to add miles of explorable land and background imagery into your game in very little time. Terrains have [...]
Project: YouTube Channel (MikeTheTech)
Fully independent since 2019.
Tutorial: Box2D Space Shooter Source (GMS2)
This was an experiment using physics-based objects to push, pull, and otherwise control objects in a top-down shooter style game. This game, template, and source code is available for free. Graphic assets available on Kenney.nl. Click here to download the game as [...]
Tutorial: Text-Based DOS Game, Code Breakdown
Alright, so lets take a look at our code. I'll break it down into sections so we can discuss individual areas of code and game mechanics.
Tutorial: Text-Based DOS Game, “Guardians of Dale”
This project is the product of a game design lesson plan covering creating a text-adventure in the most powerful game engine in the world, Windows Notepad. Scroll down for the full source code, click here to download, or click here for a [...]
Experience: Game Design and Integration Instructor and Consultant at The Media Center for Art, Education & Technology (MCOE, 2018-2019)
Developing a course around CTE curriculum pathways utilizing software such as GameSalad, GameMaker Studio 2, Unreal Engine, and Unity. Previously taught students at the MCAET Digital Media Lab and in the Mobile Digital Media Studio at the Bay School of San Francisco. [...]
Experience: Refurbishment and Workshop Instructor at Loaves, Fishes, and Computers
Taught a Chromebook refurbishment class at LFC to low-income families. Taught in English and Spanish. Opportunity allows all participants to take home a free Chromebook after the lesson.
Event: “How to get your first IT job” Seminar with Antonio (Rick) Gomez (Loaves, Fishes, and Computers, 2017)
Got to speak and answer panel questions (in-person and online audience) with an old buddy of mine. I've known Rico for over 10 years and had no idea until today it was him I'd be presenting with. Small world!
Education: Preliminary CTE Certification and Clearance from the University of California, Berkeley (Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Information and Communication Technologies; Business and Finance; and Marketing, Sales, and Services)
Got my preliminary CTE Certification and Clearance from U.C Berkeley. Was approved for Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Information and Communication Technologies; Business and Finance; and Marketing, Sales, and Services. Officially a Teacher! I currently hold my 3-year preliminary CTE Certification and am [...]
Client: Max Fit Sports Nutrition — Project Manager and IT Specialist
Designed their web storefront. Managed and updated their network of websites and platforms including Max Fit, Max Fit Meals, Max Fit Blends, and Forbidden Labz on Magento and Shopify. Designed marketing materials, posters, flyers, window clings, signage, logos, etc. Managed social media [...]
Created SalinasRadio.com, set up a streaming server, and gained the usage rights to showcase over 50 local bands before shutting down due to lack of funding. Live stations played online 24/7, local shows were covered and promoted, and musicians were interviewed on [...]
Client: Costa Verde Paper Supply — Web Design, eCommerce, and SEO Specialist
Worked with CVPS to make key changes to their new Magento storefront to help bring in new customers through Search Engine Optimization. Acquired backlinks, partnerships, and customers through both old and new SEO methods, bringing multiple keywords and phrases to #1 on [...]
Experience: Computer Technician at Carmel Unified School District
Was in charge of supporting multiple school sites hardware, software, and networking. Deployed and supported student Chromebooks in a 1:1 student to laptop ratio district.
Experience: Computer Lab Technician, Webmaster, LAN and Hardware Support Technician, Reconfiguration and Logistics Specialist at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (2010-2014)
Ran the Computer Lab at Del Rey Woods Elementary. Designed and ran after-school programs for students, staff, and even parents based on Common Core Standards. Implemented technology classes, including game design with code.org for grades K-5. Worked with tech inventory systems. Supported [...]