ESP Biography



HARRY STERN, Rutgers Math/CS




Major: Mathematics, Computer Science

College/Employer: Rutgers University

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Harry Stern

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a junior at Rutgers University, and I was born in New Jersey as well. I went to Splash every year of high school, and they were definitely some of the best times I had in high school. I hope you have a good time at Splash, too.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Intro to 3D Graphics with WebGL and Dart in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
You know Notch, the creator of Minecraft? He made this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVbPf0aJnbk a while ago using Dart and WebGL. Dart is a language which compiles to Javascript, so it can run in the browser. WebGL is a browser API for 3D graphics based on modern OpenGL. Together, you can use them to do graphics programming in the browser without having to deal with Javascript. We'll be doing a brief overview of how OpenGL works and then do a basic WebGL tutorial using Dart.


Introduction to Modern 3D Graphics in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Everything you see in a video game is a lie. It's a mix between a puppet show and origami. A very clever, but similar, combination of art, math, and physics is the basis for games like Battlefield 3, Minecraft, and even the newer Pokemon generations. This class will focus on the process that transforms data, such as points and triangles, into an image on your screen that you can interact with. This class will give a high-level overview of how modern 3D graphics, especially in video games, actually work. It will cover the rendering pipelines of OpenGL and DirectX. Shading algorithms, 3D modeling, and the details of writing graphics programs will not be covered.