Game Developers Conference

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The SITC will be taking a group of student to Austin again this year
for the annual Game Developers Conference. We will be attending the
Game Career Seminar on Friday, October 8. SITC has negotiated a
special conference rate of $99 per person for our group. SITC will
provide transportation, continental breakfast and an evening meal.
Students will need to pay their conference fee and will be on their
own for lunch. We will be leaving early Friday morning and returning
late Friday night (6AM-10PM?).

Please let me know by ASAP if you are interested in attending. Payment
details will be given later.

The Game Career Seminar Pass includes access to the Expo Floor as well
as the following sessions:

SHOW ME, DON’T TELL ME: PORTFOLIOS AND RESUMES IN THE GAME
INDUSTRYSPEAKER/S: Jen Sward (DigiPen Institute of Technology)
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Friday 9:30-10:30 Ballroom C
TRACK / SUMMIT: Game Career Seminar
DESCRIPTION: Getting into the game industry is about show me, don’t
tell me. In this discussion, we’ll look at various ways for both entry
level and experienced developers to create an accurate and compelling
resume and portfolio that hiring managers will notice.

NETWORKING WITH THE PROSSPEAKER/S: Jeremy Gibson (USC – Interactive
Media Division)
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Friday 3:00- 4:00 Ballroom C
TRACK / SUMMIT: Game Career Seminar
DESCRIPTION: Every year, thousands of people flock to industry events
to find a job in the games industry. In this session, Jeremy Gibson,
USC faculty member and game designer, will share his expertise on how
to navigate these intimidating but important social opportunities.
Topics include networking, standing out from the crowd, dos and donts,
and tips for following up in the weeks following the conference.

MAKING YOUR OWN PATHSPEAKER/S: Carey Chico (GlobeX Studios LA Inc)
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Friday 12:30- 1:15 Ballroom C
TRACK / SUMMIT: Game Career Seminar
DESCRIPTION: Join this session with Carey Chico as he shares his
personal success story of 15 years in the game industry. Carey will
describe his journey from breaking into the business at Activision, to
becoming an executive at Pandemic Studios, to now launching his own
independent company. Get a first-hand look at forging your own path in
the game industry and come away inspired and full of ideas about where
to take your career goals.

DON’T BE STOPPED AT THE GATE!SPEAKER/S: Jim Rivers (Obsidian
Entertainment), Lindsey McQueeney (38 Studios and Big Huge Games) and
Dino McGraw (Foundation 9/Double Helix/Backbone Entertainment/I)
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Friday 11:00-12:00 Ballroom C
TRACK / SUMMIT: Game Career Seminar
DESCRIPTION: So you think you have the talent and skill to be a game
developer but you don’t know where to start or keep getting rejection
letters? Come talk to the people who are responsible for the gates to
the studios. Learn how to prepare yourself with tips, tools and
straight advice from the game industry’s top recruiters and hiring
managers.

-rp

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Raymond S. Pettit
School of Information Technology and Computing
Abilene Christian University
MBB Rm. 234, ACU Box 28036
Abilene, TX 79699
raymond.pettit@acu.edu
325-674-2070


Brian G. Burton, Ed.D.
Asst. Professor of Information Technology
Abilene Christian University
ACU Box 28036
Abilene, TX 79699
Brian.Burton@ACU.edu
325.674.6989

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