April Presentation & Gathering - Tuesday 8th

Hello everyone! Looks like winter is trying to catch up on us! But no blizzard can stop the monthly stampede to IGDA Finland Gathering! But wait... There's more! It's time for our 3rd IGDA Finland Presentation - In our presentation series.

*IGDA FINLAND APRIL PRESENTATION #3* Venue: Papa Giovanni Showroom, Keskuskatu 7 Time: Tuesday 8th April at 17.30 to 19.00

*IGDA FINLAND APRIL GATHERING* Place: System Rock, Keskuskatu 4, 00100 Helsinki (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) Time: Tuesday 8th April, doors open at 19.00

What are the most interesting research findings at the moment? What type of collaboration schools and game developers have at the moment? Could students collaborate with the companies in doing user tests, 3D graphics or level design?

Join us at the IGDA Finland Presentation #3 session which is organized in association with Remedy. This time we talk about education and research. There are several schools, universities and other educational institutes in Finland offering courses in game design, production, graphical design, animation, sound design and programming. How to find a win-win situation -- a way to utilize the bright minds and future talents easily and/or improve processes and develop better tools for the developers with the help of educational institutes?

Veikko Miettinen (Pelitalo Outokumpu), Frans Mäyrä (University of Tampere), Petri Lankoski (University of Arts and Design Helsinki),Veli-Pekka Piirainen (Kajaani AMKK) and Juha Vanhanen (Adulta) will talk about ways to utilize the findings of game research and student projects as well as improve the collaboration between industry and education.

We'll continue the night with good discussions, beer and some demos at the System Rock from 7pm onwards.