Game Development

Season 2 Episode 5 | February 10, 2020

This week we’re talking all things game development! Joining us today is Arianna Rudawski, a software engineer with a super cool job. We’ll be discussing what a career in game development is like, the skills needed to become a game developer, and advice for getting into game development.

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Show notes

01:22 - Tell us about yourself and your coding journey

04:13 - What are the most common programming languages used in game development?

04:50 - What resources did you use to learn those languages?

07:02 - What’s the tech interview process like? The same or are there differences?

09:54 - How did you learn the mathematical side of all this?

11:22 - Difference b/w 2-D & 3-D games

12:32 - What’s the most fun game you’ve ever made?

18:40 - What advice would you give to someone interested in learning more about game development?

20:30 - Are there free resources for learning game dev?

25:09 - Where can we find you on the internet?

26:47 - Shoutouts

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