Australia's largest regional gaming event (and only gaming careers expo) Get into Games, is slated for August 3rd and 4th in Ballarat.
The first day, specifically for students, will see speakers Antony Reed (CEO of the GDAA), Matt Ditton (various big Australian developers), Tom Killen (The Voxel Agents) host a day of talks advising students on how to begin their careers in game development.
The second day consists of a more relaxed atmosphere, and will see an AUD$500 prize for an AFL Live competition, where attendees can play any of the over 50 games on show.
Martin Wilkes, organiser of GiG, said: "Ballarat GiG is a unique event that engages people on a very basic and fun level while giving them some great information on the opportunities out there."
"There are very real jobs in the games industry and pretty much all of them need a range of skills including mathematics, communication and problem solving. We want parents to see that this is a real career path, one which is brought closer by the NBN, and to encourage their children to get into one of the many courses that can lead into game careers."
'National Broadband Nation' is the theme of the event this year, with a focus on looking more closely at the opportunities the coming NBN will allow for students, teachers and prospective game developers.
Registration for the event is free, and can be done at the official web site.
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