Bay Area Game Job Confab Set for June

The Game Initiative announced that its San Francisco Video Game Industry Job Conference and Resume Workshop will take place in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2005 at Skyline High School. The event is designed to help artists, programmers, designers, business professionals, musicians and writers get into the computer and video game business.

"Attendees will find out key resume strategies that will help raise their resume to the top of the pile,” says Game Initiative exec director Christopher Sherman. “No other event provides game industry job seekers this level of direct access to knowledgeable industry insiders.”

Speakers lined up for the event include representatives from Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Linden Lab, Planet Moon Studios, Trymedia Systems, recruiter Mary-Margaret.com, Stormfront Studios, Centerscore and Visual Concepts.

Students will get tips on how to build a road map to a career in the game industry and professionals looking to move into the business from other industries will learn how to transfer their experience and skills. In addition, local game companies will be looking for talent at the event. Sponsors include Linden Labs, GameDev.net and Mary-Margaret.com.

The cost of admission is $45 in advance at www.GameConferences.com/sf/ or $60 at the door.

A leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry, The Game Initiative also puts on the Austin Game Conference, the Women’s Game Conference, The Advertising In Games Forum, The Casual Games Conference, Game Technology Association Meetings and the national How to Break into the Game Industry conference series. More information about the Game Initiative can be found at www.GameConferences.com.