Hi all, I’m back.
In San Francisco some buildings are strangely built.
The Game Developers Conference was great. Great speakers, and great place to talk with people. I’ve learned a lot about game design and had a lot of fun.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer of Mario and Zelda had a talk. This blurry picture sort of proves I was there.
Me and Karel.
There where a number of Dutch people there from the Game Design course at Utrecht School of the Arts. It’s where I graduated and Karel still works there.
The Hostel we where in was very nice. It was in the Tenderloin neighborhood, there where a lot of homeless people in that area. I was with another guy, so we felt reasonably safe, but I wouldn’t go on the street at night if I was a girl.
I had a nice talk with Ben Rattray, the founder of www.change.org. Change.org is also a social network site that deals with charities. He’s a friendly charismatic guy with big ambitions for his site.
San Francisco is also known for it’s arts and rich cultural life. We also went out a number of times, this is a picture at a bar.
Being curious by nature, I asked a barman why they do free refills for soda drinks. He explained it costs them about 2 cents, so they make enough money on it any way (!).
Hey, more of these strange buildings.
That’s the trip summary. Next post it will be all about Helpalot again.