Game Developers Conference, San Francisco


The annual Game Developers Conference is the week of March 23-27 in San Francisco. If you are interested in a career in the exciting, fast-paced computer game industry, this is the place to be! Over two hundred exhibitors and employers will be at the conference. You can see the latest games and hardware and can meet the developers who created them.

Jobs for CS students

What a job or internship to enhance your learning at Sierra College? Please visit our Jobs page. (The link is at the top of this page.) There you'll find job listings for local employers who are looking for students to help with projects. Most are willing to work around your class schedule.

New Course: Game Development Fundamentals (CS 21)

We're pleased to announce a new class for Spring 2009: Game Development Fundamentals. Are you interested in learning about video game design, game play, and getting into the industry? Even if you have no prior programming experience, this class may be for you!

Game Development Fundamentals lays the groundwork for a career in the computing game industry. Learn about:

  • What makes a game fun
  • Creating compelling objectives and reward systems
  • Art, animation, sound effects, and music
  • User interfaces

CS Welcomes New Adjunct Professor

Computer game development is an explosive career field. Its total annual revenue now exceeds that of Hollywood! We are proud to be a leading institution offering classes in computer development. To that end, we are expanding our faculty to fill this need. Our newest hire is Bill Hooper, a long-time programming veteran and developer for some of the early gaming consoles. He will be taking the reins of the Game Development I (CS 76A) class. It is offered on Thursday evenings, 6:00-10:00pm.

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