I still have not recovered from GDC, but that’s alright. I had such a great and amazing experience, it was definitely worth every hour of sleep that I lost. As I’m sure you can find elsewhere on the net people extolling the virtues of attending GDC, I will say this: if you can be a conference assistant at GDC, be one. Apply early, write one killer essay, and hope for the best. Being a conference assistant was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my life thus far, and it is one I’m sure to never forget.
I attended the Game Developer’s Conference as a conference assistant this year. This visit up to San Fran was a bunch of firsts! First time on my own far away, first time at GDC, and first time as a CA. I’m still recouping from pulling in between 2-4 hours of sleep and working my butt off during the day, but it definitely was such a memorable and amazing experience. Especially because I was a CA.
A full write-up of everything I did, witnessed, and all that will be available next weekend, when I finally catch up on all the sleep I missed out on!