April 28, 2005 - The Game Initiative announced its "San Francisco Video Game Industry Job Conference and Resume Workshop" will take place in Oakland, California on June 4, 2005 at Skyline High School. The event is designed for artists, programmers, designers, business professionals, musicians and writers looking to get into the computer and video game business.
?This program provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to gain a competitive edge in getting a job in the game industry. Attendees will find out key resume strategies that will help raise their resume to the top of the pile,? said Christopher Sherman, Game Initiative Executive Director. ?No other event provides game industry job seekers this level of direct access to knowledgeable industry insiders.?
Early confirmed speakers include:
Jessica Tams, Director of Partner Development, Trymedia Systems
Anthony Castoro, Electronic Arts
Mark Deloura, Manager of Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Aaron Loeb, Director of Business Development, Producer, Planet Moon Studios
Norma J. Crippen, Recruitment Specialist, Mary-Margaret.com
J. Epps, Design Director, Stormfront Studios
Robin McShaffry, Recruiter, Mary-Margaret.com
Justin Min, COO, Centerscore, Inc.
Cory Ondrejka, Vice President of Product Development, Linden Lab
Derrick Aynaga, producer, Visual Concepts
Tim Keating, Networking Programmer, Electronic Arts
Jennifer Lane, Designer, Electronic Arts
Additional speakers will be announced shortly. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with industry insiders, including game top recruiter Mary-Margaret.com, hiring managers from local game companies as well as network and meet with industry veterans.
Students will learn how to build an early professional road map to a career in the game industry. Professionals looking to move into the business from other industries will learn how their experience and transferable skills can gain rapid entry into the game industry. The event will also provide a great opportunity for local game companies to meet potential new talent. Also, attendees will be able to participate in the Demo Reel Showcase, where can bring their laptops to showcase their demo reels to industry insiders for direct feedback and job opportunities.
Seattle Video Game Industry Job Conference ? June 4 - Agenda
8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Networking
9:00am - 9:45am Industry Overview
10:00am - 10:45am Getting in at the Ground Floor
11:00am - 12:00pm Applying Transferable Skill Sets
12:00pm - 1:30pm Networking
1:30pm - 3:00pm Resume Workshop
The cost is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. The event takes place at the Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif. Registration is available online at http://www.GameConferences.com/sf/
How To Break Into Video Game Industry Conference and Resume Workshop attendees will:
- Find out what employers are looking for now and in the future
- Learn how the game development pipeline works
- Receive an overview of the industry and where it?s headed
- Understand the core competencies required in art, programming and design
- Meet and network with professionals in the industry
- Participate in a resume workshop designed to gain them critical interviews with hiring managers.
Sponsors include Linden Labs, GameDev.net and Mary-Margaret.com
About The Game Initiative
The Game Initiative is a leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry. The Initiative is chartered with the growth of the industry through events, public awareness, information and supporting programs and serves the needs of companies and people involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. Game Initiative events include the Austin Game Conference, the Women's Game Conference, The Advertising In Games Forum, The Casual Games Conference, Game Technology Association Meetings and the How to Break into the Game Industry national conference series. More information about the Game Initiative can be found at http://www.GameConferences.com
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