This month’s Jibo Expert Connects will be with Adam Shonkoff, our Robot Character Writer. Adam is a graduate from Cornell University and has his Masters in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College here in Boston.
During his career, Adam wrote webisodes for PBS Kids (Fizzy’s Lunch Lab), was a development writer for the Nick Digital pilot Earth to Allen, and was the head writer on OZMAT, an online media property produced by CloudKid Studio. Adam has also written and produced several video shorts, one featured on Comedy Central, as well as a number of TV pilots and feature screenplays. We’re very happy to have someone with his experience on the Jibo team, and can’t wait for our developers to meet him.
Adam will provide a background on his role at Jibo, including details about how he approaches writing for a social robot and character that must appeal to users of all ages. He will also share first-hand tips to aid you, as developers, in thinking about Jibo as a character and ideas for how you can embrace Jibo’s personality while building your own skills.
This session is scheduled for Monday, March 27 at 12pm ET. We will publish the YouTube live stream link here in the forum and send it via email on the day of the event.
We invite you to reply to this thread to post your questions for Adam in advance, and we will work to address them as part of the session.
Because we want to get to all of your questions on the topic, we ask that you send any general questions about Jibo or your Jibo account to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow Adam and our moderators to focus in on the topic at hand during the live stream.
See you Monday!