Big Heff will be speaking at Toyz Nation Innovation Conference at Carnegie Mellon University


Big Heff will be speaking at Toyz Nation Innovation Conference at Carnegie Mellon University

Toyz Nation Gaming League (TNGL), would like to formally invite you to our 4th TNGL Weekend, A creative arts, wearable and IOT technology hackathon!


Toyz Nation Gaming League is an official Carnegie Mellon University Student Organization, whose goal is to foster diversity in technology and creative industries through gaming,


This is a 48-hour hackathon event February 17th - 19th at Hunt Library Studio A/B




This hackathon will focus on topics including the Creative Arts, Music, Animation, Film, Technology, Medical, Wellness, IOT, Design and Gaming. We will have professional music producers, DJs, representatives from Def Jam, as well as Da Great Deity Dah, a recording artist, who will be making a live album at the event and bring his international audience to participate via social media. His comic book and action figure will also be available to use! Android development is available through multiple platforms including via the Toyz Watch, a smartwatch provided by Toyz Electronics, an official Carnegie Mellon University startup. The Toyz watch runs on full Android 5.1, has video, music, phone, and gaming capabilities, and has already been used in medical research by some institutions. We also will have representatives Carnegie Mellon University's Future Interfaces Group, ( in attendance


We will have both wearable technology and IOT platforms available for people to develop on along with Virtual Reality systems set up!


Combining multiple disciplines, This hackathon is open to all majors and skill levels and backgrounds. As long as you have an interest or passion, whether it is music, art, animation, wearable tech, IOT, Gaming, Health and Wellness etc. you are welcome!




DO I NEED A TEAM BEFOREHAND? If you do not have a team before arrival, we will pair you with a team onsite!


WHAT RESOURCES MAY I USE/ARE AVAILABLE? We will have multiple platforms and softwares available for people to use including the AKAI, Software such as Ableton Live, the entire Da Great Deity Dah catalog, comic book and action figure and several IOT systems and wearable platforms such as the Toyz Watch. There will be recording studio available thanks to in part by Carnegie Mellon's Music Department and the Art Greenhouse Project. You may of course bring any software or hardware you feel comfortable with! Just have fun!



This event will be $10 with food being provided! We will also be doing a membership drive and will ask for people to pay dues of $15 at or before the event to join the organization so that students will be a part of our next major events and we may host more events like this


Special thanks to Carnegie Mellon University's Ideate Program, Carnegie Mellon University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University Music Department, Def Jam Recordings, Da Great Deity Dah, Mood and Vibrations and Toyz Electronics.


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