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Tech Tuesday

Join us for a conversation about the tech industry.

Tech Tuesday is an original online show produced by Full Sail University that delves into different aspects of the Technology industry in order to inspire people to pursue careers in technology.

Each episode is a conversation with industry professionals that share their insights and experiences in the Technology industry. Every panelist is carefully chosen to bring the audience a wealth of knowledge of what it takes to work and innovate in this exciting industry. During each episode, the panelists actively engage in the conversation and answer questions from the host and from the audience.

The show is streamed live one Tuesday a month and it is also accessible on demand after each episode has concluded. Each episode is hosted by Dr. Haifa Maamar, Executive Director of Emerging Technologies at Full Sail University.


Next Episode: Tuesday, July 16 at 3 PM ET

Blazing a Trail in Entertainment with Immersive Technology

Join Phoebe Elefante, Program Director of Game Design & Interactive Technology, and Mitchell Hartwell, Principal Software Engineer at Holovis, as they discuss how immersive technology is pushing the boundaries in themed entertainment to create unforgettable experiences for audiences. Mitchell, as a three time Thea award winner, has collaborated with theme parks around the world including the Universal Studios Japan's Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge attraction at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™. By embracing innovation, creativity, and a commitment to creating unforgettable experiences, pioneers in immersive entertainment are trailblazing the way forward, shaping the future of entertainment for generations to come.

LIVE on YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

*GPS credit available

About the Host

Dr Haifa Maamar is the host of Tech Tuesdays and the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies at Full Sail University. Haifa is a leader who has worked in technology for over fifteen years.

Dr. Maamar has been leading the emerging technologies education initiatives at Full Sail University. On top of preparing students for innovative design and development careers in dynamic fields like AR/VR, Simulation, Software, Gaming, IT, Cyber Security and Mobile and Web Development by creating, engineering, and delivering student-centered, technology-based curricula, Dr. Maamar’s mission is to grow the emerging technologies footprint through partnerships and new program offerings and to improve the current offerings. Dr. Maamar is also leading a new initiative to enhanced learning through the use of Extended Reality in education.

Haifa was born in France, and is originally from Tunisia. Haifa lived, worked and studied in Ottawa Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She completed her PhD in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in December 2012 with a focus on mobile networks and augmented and mixed reality.

Haifa Maamar

About Full Sail University

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment media and emerging technologies. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its over 40-year history, including most recently being featured on the 2021 "Top 50 Film Schools and Instructors From Around the World" list by Variety Magazine, named a 2021 "Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design" by The Princeton Review, and previously recognized as the "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 84,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.

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