I was contacted to lead this workshop based on my employment history, however the content itself was left up to me!
Getting the level of detail right was paramount in order to make the content engaging and relevant without leaving students behind
I received 5/5 positive feedback for my presentational skills as judged by participants in a survey following the workshop, who also deemed the content useful to starting a career in the games industry! Here's what they said...
"The video game development class was great and highly informative experience! The mix of hands-on coding as well as information about the variety of roles in the industry and the panel Q&A was really well done. Highly recommend for those interested in the field"
"The coding for game design workshop was incredibly useful and informative, providing information about the different roles in the games industry, and providing an opportunity to see what working in the games industry might look like. Most importantly it provided me with information on how to get into the games industry and the panel helped me answer some questions I've had for a long time. 10/10 experience"
"Very helpful informative workshops, particularly in relation to the 'Coding for Game Design' workshop."
"The experts they bring on board provided lots of very helpful information."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the 'Coding for Game Design' workshop, specifically exploring the different career paths in the games industry, their importance as well as what they may entail"
"I found the Coding for Game Design workshop immensely helpful and informative in explaining the different careers in the world of games."