“So, you want to work in the game industry?” by Fiona Cherbak, Interactive Selection – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: April 10, 2013 – Worcester, MA

So, you want to work in the game industry?

April 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Lecture Hall, 61 SeverStreet, Worcester, MA

Fiona Cherbak is a staffing professional who develops strategies and recruiting campaigns for a wide range of game companies. She has provided services for Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, NCsoft, Sony, THQ, and more. She’s been a regular speaker at GDC’s Game Career Seminar series, and an advisory board member and speaker at SXSW Screenburn/SXSW Interactive. She is co-producer of the Boston Festival of Indie Games and has supported IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade. A former chairperson for IGDA Women in Games SIG, and a founding member of Women in Games International, she is currently director of U.S. operations for Interactive Selection, a global games recruitment firm with nearly 200 clients in more than 20 countries. She was previously senior staffing specialist for Irrational Games and senior talent acquisition manager for Tencent Boston.

Free and open to the  community.  Seating is limited.  RSVP to lectures(at)becker.edu.

 

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PAX East: March 22-24, 2013 – BCEC, Boston, MA

Visit MassDiGI at PAX East from March 22-24! Drop by and check out our “Made in MA: The State of Play” booth (#595) on the show floor! Thanks to our many friends in the MA game development community, we have some really great booth programming this year – check out the schedule here!

In addition, we have a PAX East panel, “This (Boston) Indie Life: From Breaking In to Making It” featuring many well-known local developers on March 22 in the Arachnid Theater.

Click here for more information about PAX East.

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MassDiGI Game Challenge: March 1-2, 2013 – Cambridge, MA

There’s a new opportunity for those dreaming of creating the next Call of Duty or Angry Birds: The MassDiGI Game Challenge invites high school, college, and indie developers to participate in a weekend competition. For more information and to register, please click here.

Thank you to our 2013 Game Challenge sponsors – Microsoft NERDGSNOverdriver.comMuzzy Lane SoftwareRoadhouse InteractiveBecker CollegePAX EastMass. Tech. Collaborative’s Innovation InstituteAdyenGreenberg TraurigStomp GamesAdobeMorse Barnes-Brown Pendleton, and Turbine!

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“Game Change” by Walter Somol, Microsoft – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: November 27, 2012 – Worcester, MA

Game Change: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?
November 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Becker College, 80 William Street, Worcester, MA

Walter Somol serves as the director of tech community outreach at Microsoft NERD, helping to grow and foster the technology community in the Greater Boston area. Before coming to Cambridge, Mr. Somol spent over five years in Redmond, WA managing one of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business Development and Publishing teams. His job in IEB included structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships, evaluating new business models, growing the online business via Xbox LIVE, publishing and distributing new video games, and developing and fostering long-term relationships with partners. Mr. Somol has worked with many of the top-tier Xbox 360, PC, online, and mobile publishers and developers.

Free and open to the  community.  Seating is limited.  RSVP to lectures(at)becker.edu.

 

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Plug into…the Creative Valley: November 13, 2012 – Holyoke, MA

Creatives in the Pioneer Valley – – it is time to start talking! Find out who else works in the area and what they do; network, chit chat and make new friends. This free event is hosted by Anzovin Studio and the City of Holyoke and sponsored by MassDiGI, EDC of Western Mass and Paper City Brewery. RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4676813475

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Meet MassDiGI at Northeastern University: November 1, 2012 – Boston, MA

Love games? Dig free pizza? Open to all students and faculty. Drop by the Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at 106 West Village G, Northeastern University and hear about its programs and services including the 2013 Game Challenge and Summer Innovation Program – and learn about how you can get involved! Hosted by the NU Game Development Club, Animation Club and Creative Industries program.

Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Hawk’s Nest, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/384231121645192/

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Meet MassDiGI & Becker IGDA Chapter Launch Event: October 18, 2012 – Worcester, MA

Love games? Dig free pizza?  Open to all students and faculty. Drop by the Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Hawk’s Nest at Becker College to meet MassDiGI, hear about its programs and services including the 2013 Game Challenge and Summer Innovation Program –  and learn about how you can get involved with the brand new Student IGDA Chapter at Becker.

RSVP to info(at)massdigi.org.

Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Hawk’s Nest, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609

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