Earlier this month, our company’s spirit of creative ingenuity (and fun) was on full display at the inaugural Science Fair, hosted at our San Francisco campus by the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Electronics Club.
“It’s an amazing group of people who are very smart and want to have fun making things that do something you don’t expect,” said ILM texture supervisor Jean Bolte about the Electronics Club. “It works to foster knowledge, understanding and growth no matter what technical level of expertise you bring to the table,” added Daryll Jacobson, senior manager, Lucasfilm Information Technology. “This openness and desire to help folks grow is part of the larger positive culture within Lucasfilm.”
With entertaining and accessible projects on display (and a cool raffle to benefit charity), the Science Fair allowed everyone from “new hires and 30-year employees to interact as peers and really learn a lot from each other,” as systems engineer Trent Bateman explained. More than a dozen participants interacted with hundreds of employees, showcasing everything from 3D-printing, automation, arcade games, animatronics, and motion-control photography.