Go North: Learning The Basics of C# Through Text Based Adventures

Mark Ohnsman
9:45-11:00, Jordan B

Abstract

Go North. Look. "You are facing the north side of a white house. There is no door here, and all the windows are boarded up. To the north a narrow path winds through the trees." These were the opening descriptions to the Zork one of the early text based adventures written in 1979. It was one of the first video games I ever played, and I have been in love with them ever since. In this session we will be recreating some of the excitement from those early text based adventures, while covering C# basics utilizing .NET Core's console applications. We will discuss some best practices to implement room navigation and item use to take items and open locked doors.

Presenter Bio

Mark is a Software Developer and Coding Bootcamp Instructor who works with students to help them learn the skills necessary to enter the world of development. He believes that while coding may not be the job for everyone, given enough T.E.E (Time, Energy & Effort) and the right passions anyone can learn to code. Mark has worked both as an instructor and a developer while on the side for fun he spends time building 3d models in Maya, develops VR games in Unity, and manages a D&D campaign as the Dungeon Master. Additionally he is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and an alumni from the Boise CodeWorks Full stack Immersive program. Mark also holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Brown Mackie College.

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/markohnsman/