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Carrots Zurich #15: IT Career in Startups & Game Development
January 21 @ 18:20 - 20:30
18:20 – Introduction
18:45 – How to build your tech career through startups (Carol Hamer)
19:15 – Networking & Apero
19:30 – Game Development in Switzerland: An Introduction (Alice Ruppert)
20:00 – Networking & Apero
How and why to build your tech career through startups – Carol Hamer, CTO, Eaternity
Are you up to the challenge of building software at a startup? Startup jobs come with hard work and risks yet offer unparalleled opportunities for experience. You can build your IT career by growing the IT department of a small company – Carol Hamer explains how.
Carol Hamer has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and nearly 20 years experience in Software Engineering. She has written three books on Java programming and is currently CTO of Eaternity AG.
Game Development in Switzerland: An Introduction – Alice Ruppert, Lead Game Developer, N-Dream
Switzerland has been making a name for itself in game development circles as a country that produces few, but artful and innovative game projects. What is happening in the Swiss Game Development Scene? How does one become a game developer in Switzerland? What does the future look like for game development and what is its artistic and economic value?
Alice is a game developer and writer. She is part of AirConsole, a Zurich-based startup creating a web-based gaming platform for party games. Her tasks include gameplay programming and project management for third party titles.