Justin Tennant

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Hello! I'm a Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. I graduated in Spring 2018 from San José State University with a BS in Computer Science.

I used to work at San José State as a lab instructor for the CS46A: Introduction to Programming course, and as a student assistant to the Systems Analyst in the College of the Humanities and the Arts.

In the summer of 2017 I worked as an instructor for iD Tech Camp & iD Academy located at the University of California, Los Angeles. I taught classes ranging from Web Design & Photography to Cryptography & Cybersecurity.

I'm the founder and former president of the Computer Graphics Club at San José State.

I wrote a blog while taking a Physics of Animation course at SJSU, there's some cool stuff in there from Fall 2016. I wrote a separate blog on game designs, concepts, culture, and the history and impact of games in Spring 2017.

In Spring 2017 I developed a real-time, markerless, single-camera facial motion capture system. I presented my work at the NASA Ames Research Center in June 2017 - the PowerPoint I used is available here. You can track my progress on GitHub.

I shoot photos from time to time.

I worked as a student volunteer at the SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference, and in 2018 I was a Team Leader for the SIGGRAPH 2018 SV Program. (#proudtobeSV!)

In January 2018, I participated in University of California Santa Barbara's SB Hacks, and won multiple awards for a computer vision powered DJ!

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have a question, or if you're just interested in what I do. :)