Tuesday was our first day in the Moscone centre, and I chose to attend a series of Physics related tutorials. Unfortunately none of the the other scholars were interested in coming to the same sessions, but (to my pleasant surprise) I quickly found others to talk to.
The content of each talk varied a great deal, but (thankfully) I was able to keep up and got something out of all of them. Particular highlights for me were Glenn Fiedler‘s networked physics session, which focussed on how various network models relate to physics simulation, and Erin Catto‘s session on soft constraints, which worked through their use as a stable alternative to springs. While the topics covered were interesting in themselves, I think part of the attraction is witnessing how someone smart approaches a problem or subject.
The photo above is from the Ludum Dare meetup which took place in the evening before catching up with other scholars at the IGDA party.