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Topic: Game Career Development, Game Career Seminar
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
Quality assurance has long been viewed as an entry point into the game industry. Due to this, many entry-level professionals attempt to get a job in QA in order to transfer to other disciplines. However, QA is not merely a starting point in the industry - it has its own goals, benefits, and unique impact on a game's production. A full career can be started and nourished in QA, and it can be a fulfilling career path on its own.
This talk outlines the unique impact QA has on game development and provides many compelling reasons to consider a game career in QA. Within the context of their combined 8 years in the QA field, Bryce Broadrick (Bungie Test Engineer) and Christopher Rios (Bungie Test Lead) explore these different benefits of a career in QA and present a comprehensive guide on how to break into the field.
Attendees will leave with a new appreciation for the work QA does in the game industry and gain a desire to start a career in QA. They will learn the benefits of staying in the QA field for their entire career and receive clear strategies on how to do this.
This talk is for attendees that are interested in starting a game career but don't know which discipline they want to pursue. It's also for gaming professionals that want to know strategies for advancing their career and are curious about what benefits a career in QA can provide.