20 Lessons Learned for Getting the Most out of Your Early Career


GDC is over, and my talk “From College To Industry: 20 Lessons Learned for Getting the Most out of Your Early Career” went fairly well I think.  The room was packed, which was no small feat considering how big it was, but I think that was mainly because those attending the Career Seminar had nowhere else to go during that time.  I could be wrong, though.  The title could have been that good.

Regardless, the slides for the talk are now posted and available for anyone.  I’ve been asked to give this talk a few more times, but I think I’m going to revise it a bit.  I really want to emphasize the two points about knowing business and making sure all the founders of a company are on the same page.  Of all the points in my talk, these two feel like the most important, but also the most belabored by other speakers, and also the most ignored.  They may be lessons that you have to learn the hard way, but want to do everything I can to really hammer those points home.  Hopefully I can accomplish that with revisions.

If you attended the talk, I’d love to hear your opinions and feedback. You can also check out my blog (http://www.jeffongames.com/) and follow me on Twitter (@fuzzybinary).

One Comment

  1. Chris Johnson

    Thanks for the slides. Your detailed notes allowed me to follow along even though I couldn’t attend. I’m back in Texas now and I miss the BPM meetings and other industry talks 🙁

    Of course, congrats on the release! Now I need to get back to work and finish up some of the programming jobs so I can buy a PS3 and play SBS!

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