Technology

A new Bachelor of Technology degree in game programming is among the latest in SUNY Morrisville’s academic lineup. The first of its kind in the SUNY system, the experiential program provides students with a grounding in information technology concepts with an emphasis on game programming.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — The cruiser of a fallen police officer will soon find its permanent home at the Discovery Center Story Garden, in Johnson City, thanks to SUNY Morrisville’s Automotive Department.  Faculty, staff and students are preparing the car of Johnson City police officer David “DW” Smith, who was killed in the line of duty in March 2014, to be donated to the Discovery Center Story Garden. 
The room went silent as this year’s Global Game Jam® (GGJ) theme, “What Home Means to You,” was unveiled. And with that, James Cook and his teammates sequestered themselves in a classroom at SUNY Morrisville, serving as a host site, and spent the next 48 hours in imaginative indulgence and intensive programming, creating a video game from scratch. Four SUNY Morrisville teams joined 47,000 other jammers during this year’s 2019 GGJ, a hackathon-style event, in which participants worldwide collaborate to design functional video or board games in a weekend, to the same theme.
Jeremy Dupuis ’16 has a knack for breaking things. Dupuis infiltrates sensitive, proprietary and protected information on behalf of Ernst & Young, a multinational professional services company and one of the largest accounting firms in the United States. He is an offensive security consultant, or, as others describe it, a “professional hacker.” The Albany area native never imagined such an exciting profession and a six-figure salary when he enrolled as an individual studies major at SUNY Morrisville.
MORRISVILLE, NY­—Morrisville State College is gearing up to serve as a jam site for the 2018 Global Game Jam® (GGJ), the world’s largest on-site game creation event, taking place Jan. 26-28.   GGJ is a fast-paced, 48-hour digital “jam session” which gives teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers and gamers throughout the world a chance to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design. GGJ begins at Morrisville on Friday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. in Charlton Hall with the unveiling of this year’s theme.