Thanks to Matt Parker (alumni) for our JDE visit!
It was amazing being able to visit a Wargaming Studio in Chicago. We got the full studio tour with their lead developers with a cool Q&A portion afterwards. This was super helpful since there were people of all development backgrounds able to accommodate what the JDE was interested in. One highlight was the emphasis on how it can take a while to break into the industry, but that shouldn’t stop someone from still trying. I thought this was super helpful because the game industry is still so new and even Chicago doesn’t have jobs for every student graduating.
After this whole visit, the members of the JDE felt more inspired in being creators. We continued what we were best at hoping that one day we could stand out! Next stop, graduation!