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Farewell to Champlain College

Champlain College Game Programmers: After four awesome and intense years at Champlain College, it has come time for me to bid you all farewell. It has been an absolute pleasure, and I thank you all for the time and effort you have put into your education. You have made teaching …

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Game Programmer Portfolio Creation

A bit of advice for those game programming students polishing up their portfolio websites prior to applying for jobs post-graduation… Your Degree For Champlain College programmers, the official program name for the game programming degree is: BS, Game Programming (NOT Electronic Game Programming). Consider linking to the official Game Programming …

Champlain College Game Studio Events

Accepted Student Day Presentation

Today was Accepted Student Day at Champlain College. As we welcome students for the Class of 2017, I have uploaded and linked to the slides from today’s presentation on the Game Programming major. Champlain College – ASD Game Programming (PDF) Other links that may be of interest: Champlain’s Game Studio …

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Autodesk 3D, 3D Art, and Gameware Tools

Autodesk has been slowly buying up tools and technologies. They’ve got quite a collection and it’s worth taking a look at some of the product lines. First, it is worth noting that Autodesk is the company that makes AutoCAD, the premier engineering and architectural Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program. AutoCad …

Featured Student Work from 2012

The following is a sampling of graphics programming project by 3rd-year programmers at Champlain College in the spring of 2012. These students graduated in May 2013 and are now (Sept 2013) all employed in the game industry. To see their senior-level work, please check out this link of student games. …

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As the new semester begins, we’re in the process of setting up git code repositories for students in programming courses. And while this may take a few days, you don’t want to ever be without a back-up plan for the work you do. I highly recommend using a service like …

K.I.T.S. 2011

Last week the Division of IT&S once again hosted 200 middleschool students for K.I.T.S. The “Kids In Technology and Science” (KITS) program is designed to spark interest in technology and science among schoolchildren and provide Champlain College students with hands-on teaching experiences. This year, KITS included events in robotics, computer …