It is unfortunate that I have to write this, but one of the people who has worked so hard to make sure that future developers/programmers/etc at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) has suddenly passed away. Tony Tseng passed just as the Global Game Jam was set to occur. Though there aren't many public details coming out about his passing, it was definitely unexpected, and so the community grieves his loss. There has been a Memorial Fund setup, and if you can donate I would highly recommend that you do so.
Here is the blurb that is posted on the Fund Website:
Last evening we lost a dear friend in our gaming community. Tony Tseng was a mentor, a co-worker, a teacher, a loving father, a husband, and to many of us a friend as well as a colleague. He left us far too soon, and we grieve not just for his loss but also for what his family lost.
The Georgia Game Developers Association and the IGDA-Atlanta chapter are raising funds to help Tony's wife and son through this trying time. All funds raised will go to them (other than what we pay GoFundMe).
If you have any thoughts, wisdom, or memories of Tony you would like to share, please use #GGJ15 and #tonytseng and help us to spread Tony's spirit with the rest of the world.