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Copy of Copy of Life as a Video Game Programmer

Career day talk for Cedar Grove High School

Michael Hewner

on 18 February 2011

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Life as a Video Game Programmer

so what training do you need to program video games? Computer Science 4 year
degree You could also start at a
2-year community college
and then transfer to a four
year school The C++ Programming Language Solve algorithmically challenging problems Beware of imitations Linear Algebra Work with others and check your ego at the door what you can do now to pursue a career in game programming Practice Programming don't get focused on appearance: programming is about behavior don't code alone video game programming Cedar Grove High School 1/18/2011 presented by Mike Hewner currently a Ph.D. Student at Georgia Tech professonal programmer In the Summer of 2009 I decided to try out game programming.
I worked on a game called MAG for the Playstation 3: hewner@gatech.edu http://home.cc.gatech.edu/hewner "Something
Computers" My plan:
1. I introduce myself
2. I talk about 4 Game-Related Careers
4. I talk about what game companies look for (in programmers), and give you my concrete steps to getting started Networking Recognition Unclassifiable Scratch -http://scratch.mit.edu
Kodu - http://fuse.microsoft.com/kodu
Processing - http://processing.org
Unity - http://unity3d.com We need Programmers! Graphics Builds
Game Art Sets Everything
Up Builds
Processors Builds
Software 1 2 3 4
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