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GDC Masterclass returns with new game developer classes given by industry experts

It’s time to become a leader in video game development. GDC Master Class is back this fall with a new series of professional virtual courses, helping you learn essential skills to support your studio work or your next job search.

GDC Masterclass provides high-level training with industry experts in several areas of game development. One of Game Developers Conference’s unique professional offerings, Masterclass is comprised of small-group workshops that provide in-depth, hands-on training from top video game development professionals, addressing some of the biggest challenges facing game developers. developers today. Advanced Pricing is available for early registration! More information below.

Based on community requests, GDC Masterclass is relaunching some of its most popular classes. These include Kari Toyama and Anthony Price’s course on building a strong quality assurance (QA) teamCelia Hodent’s course on integrate human psychology into your game’s user experience (UX), and more. We’re also excited to launch a new course from Stephanie Bayer on find a job and develop your career in Community Managementand several Clinton Keith courses offering Agile Leadership Certification in various Scrum Alliance disciplines.

“We are thrilled to bring back GDC Masterclass this fall with a selection of our best-performing virtual classes, revamped to reflect the needs of our community,” said Stephenie Hawkins, Director of Events Production for Media and Entertainment at Informa Tech, in a statement. “GDC Masterclass is an essential part of our mission to help game developers improve their craft through education, training and networking.”

All of our courses will be conducted entirely online via Zoom during PST working hours, although all time zones are welcome to register. Courses will be offered in November with repeat offering in December (with the exception of some Agile Leadership courses). Please read each description carefully and choose the course dates that best suit you when registering.

Fall 2022 Masterclass Courses

Build great teams and culture in-game QA

Kari Toyama and Anthony Price will cover hiring, growing, collaborating, and championing a QA team at any size studio or company.

November 3-4, 2022
Repeat: December 8-9, 2022

Engagement using matchmaking and ranking in competitive multiplayer games

Josh Menke teaches the fundamentals of matchmaking and ranking, showing how engaging players with matchmaking requires properly balancing a player’s perception of playability, fairness, latency, queuing time, and performance. other variables for each activity provided by a game.

November 3-4, 2022
Repeat: December 8-9, 2022

Community: From manager to director: the evolution will be internalized

Stephanie Bayer focuses on practical and tactical ways to take your Community Manager career to the next level with the goal of becoming a leader in the community management space.

November 3-4, 2022
Repeat: December 8-9, 2022

Psychology and Game UX

Celia Hodent, PhD, explores how the human brain works in terms of perception, attention, and memory (critical elements for usability), and offers insight into human motivation, emotion, and game flow (elements reviews for engaging games).

November 3-4, 2022
Repeat: December 8-9, 2022

The many faces of level design

Chris Totten helps participants create a series of level design prototypes with small game creation tools, to hone their ability to create exciting experiences for players.

November 4, 2022
Repeat: December 9, 2022

Agile Leadership with Clinton Keith

Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development – Essentials

What are the problems traditional management approaches face in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, and why a new leadership approach is needed to improve outcomes in these environments. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn the Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

November 3, 2022
Repeat: December 8, 2022

Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development Organizations

The Certified Agile Leadership—Organizations (CAL-O) class will teach you how to change your mindset about your studio’s culture and people. Leading an entire organization to become Agile is a challenge. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn the Certified Agile Leadership Organizations (CAL-O) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

November 4, 2022

Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development Teams

This course shows how to create a safe environment and foster a culture of transparency, inspection and adaptation to enable experimentation and continuous learning within your teams. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Teams (CAL-T) certification.

December 9, 2022

We offer advanced early bird pricing on most of our GDC Masterclass courses—$749 per lesson if you register by Tuesday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT. After that, the prices will gradually increase, up to $949 per course. Please note: Due to the nature of Certified Agile Leadership courses, they operate on a single pricing tier and more information can be found here.

Join the hundreds of satisfied participants who have thrived after taking a GDC Masterclass game developer course. Learn the latest tools and concepts to become a leader in your field (from the comfort of your home or office), discover networking opportunities with fellow attendees, and access unique course materials to further your education and your training.

GDC returns to San Francisco in March 2023! For more information, do not hesitate to visit our website.

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