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GDC 2011 recap

  1. 2. GDC 2011 Awesomeness <ul><li>Cutting edge lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of developers in attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Middleware mayhem </li></ul><ul><li>Huge Career Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet parties </li></ul><ul><li>Meet-up with alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Even more awesome than last year! </li></ul>
  2. 3. Next year? GDC 2012 <ul><li>During Spring Break! (for real this time) </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to go cheaper: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IGDA Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IGF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommendation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get at least a Main Conference pass if you can, the sessions are worth it </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Let's Discuss!
  4. 5. Programming @GDC <ul><li>Data-Oriented Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The new buzzword on optimization! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AI Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation meshes and other fun </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compute shaders, real-time GI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Attendance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jon, Shawn, Dillon </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Design @GDC <ul><li>Experimental Gameplay sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Game Design Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Level Design Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>In Attendance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jordan, Andrew, Raleigh, Mike, Ray </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Art @GDC <ul><li>Technical Art rising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Day tutorial for the first time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pixar Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting talks </li></ul><ul><li>In Attendance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric, Andrew, Raleigh </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Audio @GDC <ul><li>Audio Boot Camp in pre-conference </li></ul><ul><li>In Attendance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jordan </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Production @GDC <ul><li>Full Day Producer Boot Camp </li></ul><ul><li>In Attendance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ray, Raleigh </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Indie Games @GDC <ul><li>Independent Games Summit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In attendance: Mike </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also: </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Game Festival </li></ul><ul><li>IGF Student Showcase </li></ul>
  10. 11. Careers @GDC <ul><li>Advice from Ray: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Pavilion first time retrospective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Bring resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Bring confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Additional thoughts? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Parties @GDC <ul><li>Plan ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>This is where making connections beforehand comes in handy </li></ul><ul><li>Middleware sponsored parties </li></ul><ul><li>Some public parties too </li></ul><ul><li>MSU Alumni meet-up </li></ul>
  12. 13. Anything Else?

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