Julie Couloules recently represented Sledgehammer Games and Activision at the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
I always look forward to the Game Developers Conference. We host a large booth at the Career Pavilion every year, and we put months of effort into preparing for the week’s events. This year we had a shiny black booth at the event, with big plasma displays and plenty of developers there to review portfolios and talk to potential candidates. We were side by side with Blizzard, and the combined Activision Blizzard presence was impressive. This year we also had an invitation only party for developers, hosted at Fluid Ultra Lounge. It was a Call of Duty focused event, with drinks and appetizers (of course!). It was a great time. To thank everyone for attending all the invitees received a collector's edition Call of Duty iPod Shuffle. Perfect for post GDC workouts!"
The best part of GDC is meeting new people, making new contacts, and hopefully making some great connections that turn into future hires for SHG and the many great Activision studios.
Last year Sledgehammer was only months old, and we made our appearance at the conference for the first time. This year we’re 90+ employees strong and are working on an awesome Call of Duty title. It’ll be fun to see how things shape up for GDC 2012. One thing you can count on, Sledgehammer Games and Activision will be at GDC again next year. If you missed us this time, I hope to see you next year.
In the meantime, please check out the Sledgehammer Games career page at: http://www.sledgehammergames.com/careers
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Written by Julie Coucoules