Next week the Savannah College of Art and Design will be holding two game related events over two days: The Women in Games International Conference (WIGI) and Game Developers eXchange Conference (GDX). If you're an academic, there's probably plenty of goody gumdrop information to be had. However, if you're looking to get into the industry, one of the featured speakers is Marc Mencher, president of GameRecruiter.com, who will be running the panel "Breaking In: How to Acquire the Skills and Get that First Job."
Mencher says, "I always look forward to the opportunity to give meaningful career guidance to up-and-coming game developers. Speaking at WIGI-Savannah provides another targeted opportunity to pull from my first-hand experience and provide young people with the knowledge, encouragement and wisdom they will need to thrive in our industry." GameRecruiter.com is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and now has offices in Austin, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Registration for WIGI-Savannah is available online for $50, with student registration priced at $20. The registration fee includes admission to GDX 2007 on Friday, April 27, an all-day event where game development experts share behind-the-scenes knowledge about the gaming industry. If you live in Savannah it may be worth checking out to try to meet some people, 'cause remember, it's not what you know, it's who you know.