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Hudson, Bunny Quest, Founder World - and STEAM Carnival, AT&T Park San Francisco

Hudson at Founder World. Photograph copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart.

Our eleven year old son Hudson Chow-Stuart is having two of the most exciting weeks of his life!

He currently has a Kickstarter campaign (please click here to donate) running for a video puzzle game he is creating and coding, called Bunny Quest. 

And he has just been invited to speak twice at the exciting STEAM Carnival at AT&T Park in San Francisco this Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 

If you want to come and join us, he will be onstage at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. He is thrilled not only by the chance to talk about Bunny Quest, but by the opportunity to meet Nick and Adrian from Ubisoft, one of his favorite video game companies, who are speaking on the same stage as him.

Hudson is speaking at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm on Sunday November 8.

Last week, Hudson and I attended F50 and Google Developers' major tech event, Founder World, in San Francisco. I had previously blogged about F50's tech-focused conference on venture capital, Funded! Global Edition.

Hudson was so excited about going to Founder World that he woke me up at 4:00 am on Tuesday October 27, 2015 - the first day of the event - to make sure that we could drive to San Francisco in time!

Roswell The Bunny from Bunny Quest. Design and photograph copyright © 2015 Hudson Chow-Stuart.

We had such a great day, listening to the panels and visiting the stands, that I tweeted (pretty much non-stop!) about how much fun we were having. 

(My full Twitter storm from Founder World is at the bottom of this post - please scroll to the bottom to read up, if you want to do so chronologically.)

On Tuesday evening, Linly, one of the organizers from F50, very kindly offered Hudson his own table at Founder World for the following day - so for the whole of Wednesday, October 28, Hudson happily manned a Bunny Quest stand, handing out business cards with the Kickstarter link on them and talking to a wide variety of people who stopped by, including our friend, Jacquelyn Richey Krieger.

Hudson with his Bunny Quest stand at Founder World. Photograph copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart.
Jacquelyn Richey Krieger with Hudson. Photograph copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart.

Someone else who stopped by was Dennis Judd of Meritronics. He kindly asked Hudson if he'd like to speak the following night at a Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Network event in San Jose.

Hudson said yes, and on Thursday October 29, 2015, he became the youngest speaker ever to address the group, delivering a live presentation of his Kickstarter campaign for Bunny Quest.

Hudson will be giving an expanded version of his presentation, including new animation he has just created for his game, at STEAM Carnival on Sunday.

Nox the Coyote and Roswell the Bunny in Bunny Quest. Design and photograph copyright © 2015 Hudson Chow-Stuart.

If you can, please join us this Sunday, November 8th, at STEAM Carnival in AT&T Park in San Francisco, to hear Hudson speak at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Also, please help Hudson raise his first ever round of funding for his game Bunny Quest by donating to his Kickstarter campaign and sharing it with your friends. 

Your money will help Hudson pay for necessary software licenses and developer fees, to enable him to code and animate the game, as well as creating sound effects, voices and music.

Bunny Quest title screen. Design and photograph copyright © 2015 Hudson Chow-Stuart.

Special thanks to Linly and everyone at F50 and Google Developers (including Brad, who was at the stand next to Hudson's and who was extremely friendly and helpful) for giving Hudson his own stand for Bunny Quest, and for making his experience of Founder World one he will never forget!

Thanks also to the truly inspiring Purnima Kochikar of Google Play for her wonderful talk and for her encouraging personal feedback.

If you'd like a sense of the fun and excitement we had at Founder World last week, here is my Twitter feed from the event - best read from the bottom up, so please scroll down and start there! And please follow me on Twitter @alexanderchow Thanks!

Founder World Twitter Feed @alexanderchow

  • Hudson talking about at the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Network at , their youngest speaker!
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  • Photo: Hudson Chow-Stuart had such a wonderful two days in San Francisco at Founder World, organized by...

  • Photo: Hudson having the most fabulous time promoting his Kickstarter campaign at Founder World...

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  • Thanks so much for stopping by, Erika. Great to meet you! 🐿

  • Hudson had a total BLAST over the past two days
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  • Truly heartfelt thanks to & for giving Hudson a stand at for
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  • Unbelievable night. Hanging out with my partners, Joe Tsai of Ali & Jerry Yang in BJ. Org team led by Yatine amazing
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  • Judge group on BTV's new reality show "I'm a Unicorn," w/ China. Stay tuned!
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  • Listening to talk is like a quadruple shot of espresso - especially when your son woke you at 4am for

  • More channeling : Customers can't tell you what they need

  • Irrepressible on Apple : The largest collection of egos in Silicon Valley for 30 yrs - until
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  • Great entry by parting the waves in San Francisco Bay at
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  • Thomas Edison's first power plant at Pearl St was actually more efficient than modern power plants because it used the heat

  • Really looking forward to hearing talk at this afternoon

  • If you're at please visit Hudson's stand (Earth Sciences, bayside)
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  • The weather outside at today is brighter than yesterday
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  • , one of the wonderful food trucks at , source of much needed decaf lattes
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  • Hudson with our friend Jacquelyn Krieger of at
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  • Just met Ernest Nicholson and his business partner from their employee evaluation startup, . Very cool people:

  • at Pier 27 SF is really buzzing today. It seems even busier than yesterday
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  • Hudson is developing to counter so much violence and swearing in video games
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  • Hudson has a Kickstarter campaign for . Please RT & donate if you can
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  • Please visit Hudson's stand at . SO MANY THANKS to and Linly
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  • Almost at . Hudson has his own table today for . He's beyond excited! Thank you Linly

  • We had a great time! Hudson is

  • Love this :)

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  • Hudson REALLY enjoyed ! Thank you and
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  • The more you see, the better you learn - Ren Wu on at in San Francisco
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  • We have a really small team. One bad hire can cause an enormous amount of damage

  • Entrepreneurship is living your life like most people won't, so you can spend the rest of your life living like most people can't SF

  • Purnima Kochikar: Quality matters, quality matters, quality matters...

  • Purnima Kochikar of GooglePlay extremely interesting on different pricing models: in app, subscription etc

  • Purnima Kochikar, director of , incredibly inspiring at
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  • Q: What makes you as an investor run for the hills? A: If somebody says something's going to be viral

  • Viral happens about 0.1% of the time

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  • I like my Apple  phone as LOCKED as possible.

  • talking about the positives of being acquired by , including scalability
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  • Thanks so much for the share

  • founder Lisa Fetterman is one of the most entertaining speakers so far at , definitely someone to watch!

  • founder Lisa Fetterman at talking about -vide cooking and Chinese 1,000 year old eggs!
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  • Fascinating idea from Michael Cirino: cooking together to assess investments, founders, etc
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  • Hudson with one of the wonderful autonomous security robots from at
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  • Telegraph Hill from and 's event today and tomorrow in San Francisco.
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  • The perfect business is one with a clear intention: We're curing cancer, we're going to Mars.

  • Emphasis so far in panels at on building human relationships before pitching.
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  • waiting to greet you as you arrive at and 's#FounderWorld in San Francisco
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  • Fantastic moody view from and 's#FounderWorld at Pier 27 in San Francisco.
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  • Hudson with Ryan Holmes and Varoon from at . They're offering a virtual experience of space!
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  • Hudson and I have just arrived at and 's at Pier 27 in San Francisco.
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  • Guardian readers hook up to IV Alquimia Reserva de Don Adolfo Extra AΓ±ejo tequila, with Earl Grey tea as cover.

  • Faulkner on writing:
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  • Here's my post about 's Funded! Global Edition event, earlier this year, with
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  • Our eleven year old son Hudson and I are very excited to attend and tomorrow

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