It’s still not too late to register for the upcoming Social Game Fest sessions at Cogswell College. This is a great opportunity for programmers with all levels of experience to learn from each other.
Session One – Monday, October 19
Session Two – Monday, October 26
Session Three – Monday, November 2
Session Four – Monday, November 9
“So far a lot of people from industry – some very serious, productive people in fact – who can program just about anyone under the table, have signed up for the four sessions at Cogswell College,” said Ann Burkett organizer of the Social Game Fest.
Experience creating social games and applications will not only look good on your resume but it just might be the reason a company would hire you instead of someone else. Besides – you never know who will be attending the sessions – maybe a company looking for talent.
The sessions will offer technical tutorials on basic Facebook API for those who are doing typical Facebook games from scratch as well as basic technical coverage of possible ways to integrate existing games on other platforms. There are currently 3d games starting to be integrated into Facebook too – this is a new frontier.
How to Design for Going Viral – Sana N. Choudary – Online Virality and Social Media Strategy consultant specializing in helping businesses increase viral traffic and user engagement, will go through an example which shows how an extremely successful and viral game put in the right hooks and strategies for viral success. Sana will speak at Session One.
How to Monetize – Nicholas Talarico – Director, Publisher Development at OfferPal Media will be going through examples on how to monetize your app or game. Nicholas will speak at Session Two.
Finally, a judge from EA for one of the categories has just been confirmed. Awards will be announced sometime after the December break.
Register now for all four sessions!
-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement