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EVENTS AT GDC 

|   CAREER CENTER


The Career Center at GDC 2016 will complement the expansive, vibrant Expo Floor with exclusive career development sessions programmed by GDC and top vendors. Expand your networking opportunities with the largest, most prestigious list of publisher and studio participants in the industry.

To view all Career Center sponsor opportunities, click here.

CAREER CENTER DETAILS

  • Location: The Career Center will be located near Registration in Moscone North along with GDC Play and the GDC Business Center.
  • Career Center Theater: Take in high-level career development sessions programmed by GDC and selected sponsors.
  • Who's Hiring @ GDC Brochure: Discover which companies are hiring at GDC, what positions they are looking to fill and find exclusive career development articles. The brochure will be distributed digitally, downloadable through the GDC Mobile App and available onsite via designated kiosks.
  • Interactive Lounges: Expanded networking opportunities for developers and studios to interact and engage with each other in a more relaxed environment to discuss career opportunities.
  • Career Center Happy Hours: Join publishers, studios and industry professionals for a lively combination of networking, business and social interaction.
  • Even More Industry Leading Companies: Find over 40 of the industry's top publishers and studios focused on a wide range of platforms and verticals, including console, online, mobile/tablet, free to play, indie, casino gaming and more. Top companies include FZD School of Design, Glu Mobile, GREE, High Voltage Software, Nike, SpaceX and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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CAREER CENTER HOURS
North Hall, Lower Level
Wed., March 16:
    10:00am-6:00pm

Thur., March 17:
   10:00am-6:00pm

Fri., March 18:
        10:00am-3:00pm

SALES CONTACT
sales@gamasutra.com
WHO's HIRING @ GDC

The 'Who's Hiring @ GDC 2015' brochures will be distributed freely from designated kiosks onsite, via the GDC Mobile App and as downloadable PDF prior to the event. Contact us to get involved.

Download the 'Who's Hiring @ GDC 2015' brochure now!

EMPLOYERS

Are you looking for your next great hire? The GDC Career Center features access to the largest pool of professional talent in the industry, and unparalleled brand recognition at the most prestigious developer-centric event in the world. GDC attendee figures include:

  • 26,000+ game industry professionals
  • 6+ years of professional experience on average
  • 8+ published titles to their credit

JOB SEEKERS

Whether you're a recent graduate looking for your first big break, or a seasoned veteran contemplating your next move, the Career Center is the place to be if you're interested in employment with the leading companies in the game industry. The Career Center offers:

  • Three full days at the industry's largest job fair
  • Face time with career development representatives from over 40 leading companies, including, FZD School of Design, Glu Mobile, GREE, High Voltage Software, Nike, SpaceX and more
  • Learn and be inspired through in-depth career development sessions
  • Expand your contacts with exclusive networking opportunities to Career Center attendees
 

2016 CAREER CENTER THEATER SCHEDULE

Wed. March 16, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 11:00am: The Game Developer's Guide to Building Great Client/Freelancer Relationships
11:00am – 11:30am: WB Games Monolith Production's Nemesis System revealed (presented by WB Games)
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Inside Crytek (presented by Crytek)
12:30pm – 1:30pm: GDC Pitch
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Platform Engineering Disciplines at PlayStation: A Fireside Chat (presented by Sony Computer Entertainment America)
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Acquire Friends, Disregard Cards: Practical Networking Advice

Thurs. March 17, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 11:00am: Creating Greatness at Santa Monica Studio (presented by Sony Computer Entertainment America)
11:30am – 12:30pm: Ted Talks: Building the Foundation of Insomniac Games' Culture (presented by Insomniac Games)
12:45pm – 1:45pm: GDC Pitch
2:00pm – 2:30pm: WB Games Monolith Production's Nemesis System revealed (presented by WB Games)
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Video Games and Astronauts: Building Crew Interfaces for a 21st Century Spacecraft (presented by SpaceX)

Fri. March 18, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 11:00am: PlayStation University: How to Become a PlayStation Intern (presented by Sony Computer Entertainment America)
11:30pm – 12:00pm: AAU Presents - The Path to Game Creation (presented by Academy of Art University)
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Personal Branding 101: A Checklist To Help You Shine

 

2016 DEVELOPER MEETUP LOUNGE SCHEDULE

Wed. March 16, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 11:50am: Nelson Interactive – Expert Panel: Secrets to Getting Hired in Tech & Gaming
11:00am – 11:50am: Nelson Interactive – Expert Panel: Standing Out as a Job Seeker in Tech
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Avalanche Studios – Meet the Devs of JC3
3:00pm – 3:50pm: Tripwire Interactive – Come meet Tripwire Interactive - Creators of the Killing Floor and Red Orchestra FPS franchises!
4:00pm – 4:50pm: Supercell – Come and Meet the True Craftsmen Behind Our Games
5:00pm – 5:50pm: Industrial Light & Magic – Come meet top real-time rendering talent for ILMxLAB

Thurs. March 17, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 11:50am: Nelson Interactive – Resume & Portfolio Review Session
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Six Foot – What the hell is Six Foot?
4:00pm – 4:50pm: Nelson Interactive – Art Institutes Alumni Meetup

Fri. March 18, North Hall, Lower Level

10:00am – 10:50am: DigiPen – DigiPen Meetup: Networking Made Easy
11:00am – 11:50am: Mt. Sierra college – Interactive Media & Visual Design Meet Up: What's trending now?
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Gamers for Good – Gamers for Good: How can I help?