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Preparing for a Computer Science Degree (Part 1): Should I attend a conference?

This is part one of the series How to Prepare for a CS Degree. Introduction As an adviser to prospective and accepted students, I often get a questions about how a high school student can best prepare for a college education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related programming degree. …

Champlain Student Startup

I’m happy to announce that Champlain College Seniors Matt Brand, Mike Hopke (Game Programming), Marguerite Dibble and Zach Bohn (Game Design) have created a game company “Birnam Wood Games”. They funded their first game development with a Kickstarter project and released their game today for Windows and Mac. The game …

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. …

Mid-Semester Update

Back from a record breaking GDC (22,500 attendees) in San Francisco, we’ve hit the mid-semester mark with just enough time to take a breath before hitting the ground running for the last 6 weeks of classes. As always, there are a lot of moving pieces just now. Game Tech Conference …

Game FAQ: Camera Class for PS2 Dev Kit

Question: John, could you please post your camera class for the Playstation2 Development Kit? Sure. At the links listed below you’ll find the zipped files for my camera.h and camera.cpp files. They have been very useful for me in completing my course work, because they save me the effort of …