Information Session on How to Enter the Video Game Industry

Skyler Dawson, Dimitri Prykhodko, Lindsay Godson - Electronic Arts and Bioware Montreal

April 2, 2015, 2:30 p.m. - Dec. 31, 9999, 11:59 p.m.

Trottier 1090

This informal information session about how to succeed in the video game industry is given by Skyler Dawson, Dimitri Prykhodko and Lidsay Godson from Electronic Arts Montreal. Skyler will be talking about the different type of roles for a developer and skills required to succeed and Dmitri will be talking about what it's like to work at EA and how he got to where he is now. Lindsay will be there to answer recruitment and HR type questions and provide information on co-op opportunities.

Skyler Dawson is a 5-year veteran of the games industry currently working as a graphics programmer on the next Mass Effect, focusing on its characters, materials, and approach to physically based rendering. He graduated from the co-op computer science program at the University of Waterloo in 2011, and his previous titles include NHL '11, Mass Effect 3, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Dimitri Prykhodko graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2005.