AltDev Student Summit
The AltDev Student Summit, part of the AltDevBlogADay family, is an excellent opportunity for students around the world to gain insights into the games industry and learn from high profile developers and companies across the globe.
The Student Summit is a two day event we are organising November 10th/11th. It is free to attend and hosted online through Google’s Hangouts on Air system. It will feature speakers from industry talking about the reality of their day to day work life as part of the “Day in the Life of…” track, as well as tips and tricks that you might not be taught as part of a formal training for working in the industry but which will are still important in the “All the Things You’ll Never be Taught” track. We’ll also be having a panel session with a number of recent entrants to the industry, talking about how they got started, as well as our currently unannounced keynote speakers.
As part of the event, we’re also running the AltDev Student Showcase, a chance for students to present their current projects to a panel of veteran developers (as well as the world), and receive feedback live in a style similar to the TV show “Dragon’s Den”. The experts will be looking not only for really interesting ideas, but also whether the project is feasible from a management and team point of view.
The AltDev Student Showcase is sponsored by Unity Technologies, who will be supplying grand prizes of Unity Pro licenses each day, giving the winners an excellent opportunity to further advance their development ambitions. Students can read more about this, as well as find details for submitting their projects at http://t.co/2D9bzE5b – please note that the deadline for submissions is October 13th.
You can find more information, and updates as we lead up to the event, through the mini-site within the main AltDevBlogADay site http://www.altdevblogaday.com/altdev-student-summit-2012/ and through our Twitter account @AltDevConf
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Luke Dicken is a specialist in Game AI, currently attached to the Strathclyde AI and Games Research Group at University of Strathclyde. He is also the founder of Robot Overlord Games, where he puts his knowledge into practice. In his abundant spare time, he is one of the principal organisers for the AltDev Conference series, a director at IGDA Scotland and currently serves as the chair of the IGDA’s Special Interest Group in AI.