IT alumnus bags pass to developer’s conference

2008 SLIS Bachelor’s in Information Technology program graduate Andrew Bertino won an all-access pass to the 2011 Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, which was awarded by the International Game Developer’s Association.

Bertino wrote one of 25 winning essays about previous volunteering efforts, game-related projects, and future aspirations. The essays were judged by a panel of game developers. During his time at SLIS, Bertino was a member of the FSU student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He was recognized for his academic achievement at their graduation ceremony in August, 2008.

Bertino will be one of the almost 20,000 career seekers, recruiters, studio executives, developers, exhibitors, sponsors, business owners, and venture capitalists, who will descend on San Francisco from February 28–March 4. Although he plans to lay the groundwork for getting a job when he completes his master’s degree in interactive entertainment at the University of Central Florida this year, he will no doubt be enjoying the five days of lectures, panels, and tutorials on game development topics being taught by leading industry experts.