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This topic contains 24 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 12 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #4087

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Is anybody going to the Gaming Careers Expo in the digital hub on monday?

    does any body know anything about it?

    http://www.thedigitalhub.com/learning/events_article.asp?ECID=1&EID=13&T=N&Print=N

  • #20771

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Am not going myself but was talking to Darryl Charles yest here in UU and he is heading down as are some folk from Carlow.

    I don’t know too much in terms of details though

    Aphra.

  • #20772

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Thanks Aphra

    Do you reckon it will be any use from anything you have heard?

    cheers
    paul

  • #20774

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Pretty sure ill pop in for a bit.

  • #20775

    beans_w
    Participant

    Is anybody going to the Gaming Careers Expo in the digital hub on monday?

    does any body know anything about it?

    http://www.thedigitalhub.com/learning/events_article.asp?ECID=1&EID=13&T=N&Print=N[/quote:2d32796f04]

    Phooka entertainment will be doing a display down there with nwifhe on monday. think it finishes at 5pm.

  • #20776

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well it is always useful to get first hand info. on courses as they tend to change year to year and modules which are offered one year may not be another.

    mind you I always think talking to people who are doing the course is more useful than those who are offering it!

    Aphra.

  • #20777

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    So is it really only for people interested in doing courses or would it be useful for an ex-student looking to get into the industry?

  • #20779

    aphra
    Keymaster

    interesting question…

    my understanding was that colleges and ITs were invited to mount exhibits showing what courses they had on offer.

    On Monday morning tho there is a talk digital on game design which will mean there are industry folk there too..that is probably worth your while going to if you have already left college…

    Aphra.

  • #20780

    aphra
    Keymaster

    then again, I actually don’t know who is speaking…

    Aphra.

  • #20782

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Thanks again Aphra.

    I might mosey along then.

  • #20783

    mal
    Participant

    I was hoping to get along to this myself, but something has come up.

    If anyone is going, could you mention to the courses that are exhibiting about the car app module from CanDo, which the Jordanstown students recently used to make various car based levels.

    It’s aimed at all levels of student users ( tech level, uni level, beginner 3D modeller, advanced game logic studies etc ).

    If you write down this URL and give it to them, they’ll be able to check it out themselves…

    http://www.candointeractive.com/gamedesign/car

    Regards…
    Mal

  • #20970

    aphra
    Keymaster

    how was the careers event and did anyone get into the exhibit….?

    Aphra.

  • #20972

    Idora
    Participant

    interesting question…

    my understanding was that colleges and ITs were invited to mount exhibits showing what courses they had on offer. [/quote:845df89ac2]so it’s an educational expo and not a Careers expo then??

  • #20974

    aphra
    Keymaster

    you could say that although not having been there myself I don’t know..

    Aphra.

  • #20976

    beans_w
    Participant

    yeah it was pretty good. there were various universities and colleges with stands there advertising their courses. we had stand there too. got busy for a while in the morning then seemed to die down later on. i met a few from the gd boards here. good to put names to faces

  • #20981

    gizmo
    Participant

    I wonder did DCU have a stand there? I know we dont have any Games specific courses but I just noticed through a link on the Computing site..

    “The CA degree’s great range of subject material gives graduates the opportunity to diversify into almost any field. Its strong practical focus and specialised modules provided me with the necessary base upon which to build a successful career in the games industry.”
    Kevin Boland, Programmer, EA.[/quote:f8a8bf70fa]

    Yea for us! :lol:

  • #20988

    Idora
    Participant

    you could say that although not having been there myself I don’t know.[/quote:61599045b4]don’t mind me, Aphra – I was being sarcastic

  • #21099

    aphra
    Keymaster

    maybe I should be ‘not too bright’!

    brain meltdown and Lara overload…(first year essays!)

    Aphra.

  • #21103

    omen
    Participant

    I wonder did DCU have a stand there? I know we dont have any Games specific courses but I just noticed through a link on the Computing site.. [/quote:829be8790f]
    I’d serevely doubt it. Kev got his gaming qualifications in Abertay with me. EA offered him a job after Dare.

  • #21117

    aphra
    Keymaster

    you probably had more of a chance of doing game related stuff in the School of Communications than in Computing in DCU..at least over the past few years..

    Aphra.

  • #21131

    gizmo
    Participant

    I’d serevely doubt it. Kev got his gaming qualifications in Abertay with me. EA offered him a job after Dare.[/quote:55490903c3]
    Oh, another useful tidbit of information…ta! :D

    you probably had more of a chance of doing game related stuff in the School of Communications than in Computing in DCU..at least over the past few years..[/quote:55490903c3]
    We’ll see about that! :D

  • #21140

    aphra
    Keymaster

    keep pushing them..and get to know some of the MM students too…!

    Aphra.

  • #21152

    gizmo
    Participant

    Yea I’ve been mentioning it to some of the other people in both our course and other related ones and once I have enough interest I’m gona bring it to the lecturers.

    The Games Society ran a number of game tutorials through Java this year and we had a really good turnout. My feeling on it was that while the end products was simple enough it gave the students something to practice Java on while keeping their interest.

  • #21156

    omen
    Participant

    You should go to Prof Michael Ryan. Kev did a car car for his final year project ( although it was pitched as a physics simulation ) and non of the lecturers actually approved it but Prof. Ryan thought it looked cool so he went as their moderator, and in the end, they won the best project award that year. The professor seems to like nice shiny things :)

  • #21162

    gizmo
    Participant

    And what do you know, hes the Head Of The School this year…better get my skates on! :D

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