DaVinci Coders Seek to ‘Level-Up’ Careers with Game Development
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Posted by: Heather-Violet Minnella
DaVinci Coders Seek to ‘Level-Up’ Careers
with Game Development
DaVinci Institute’s tiny Micro College is shifting into a new gear in 2015,
with Video Game Developmentbeing the first of several new courses
Louisville, Colorado – January 22, 2015 – On March 3, 2015, Louisville, Colorado-based DaVinci Coders will launch their inaugural 11-week Game Development course taught by nationally renowned game design expert, Julien Lynge.
The beginner-based course teaches students with little to no experience in programming, how to develop games, level-up their experience, and gain entry level positions in the highly in-demand game development industry.
According to Lynge, “Right now in Colorado there are over 40 studios looking to add new developers, but they're finding that up to 80% or even 90% of applicants lack the skills needed. Most people trying to get into game development don't have the time or money for a 2 or 4 year program - they need a boot camp designed to get them up to speed as quickly as possible, and that's what the DaVinci Institute provides.”
Game development is one of the fastest growing industries in Colorado because it resides on the cutting edge of technology and psychology. The course looks to include all components of game development. The curriculum will include topics like game theory and design, but also concentrates on teaching C# programming language which is very similar to Java. C# is one of the most in-demand languages, commanding great salaries in the general tech industry as well as game development.
“Student success is our highest priority,” Says Thomas Frey, Executive Director for the DaVinci Institute. “This course gives students a huge leg up into the gaming industry. It's taught by an industry veteran, connects students with mentors at local companies, and has a laser focus on actually producing games - students immediately put the skills they learn in the course to work building games for their portfolio.”
“This is what makes DaVinci Coder’s so relevant in this industry” says Kit Burgess, Senior Game Developer at Longmont-based Warballoon. The course is an accelerated and highly focused 11-week program, with a tuition cost of $6,000. Students applying for DaVinci Coders may also be eligible for tuition assistance through Colorado’s WIA Workforce Program for both unemployed and under-employed workers.
The course will begin March 3rd with classes every Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as late mornings on Saturday. With a steady stream of applications coming in, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All classes take place at the DaVinci Institute in Louisville, Colorado.
Students can apply directly at DaVinciCoders.com, or call Program Director, Jan Wagner at 303-666-4133 to schedule an interview.
About DaVinci Coders
DaVinci Coders offers beginner-based, 11-13 week programs designed to help motivated, passionate individuals to re-skill their careers. Computer programmers are in huge demand and this school is designed to help students either with little or no previous programming experience get their start. The new class starts on March 3, 2015 in beginner game development and design.
For More Information
Contact: Jan Wagner at 303-666-4133
All classes take place at the DaVinci Institute, 511 S. Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027.
About the DaVinci Institute
The DaVinci Institute, a 501(c)3, has emerged in recent years as a leading center of visionary thought and action, attracting both a national and international following of inventors, innovators, idea junkies and business leaders. As a futurist think tank, the Institute publishes educational information and hosts a variety of monthly networking events including Night With A Futurist, Startup Junkie Underground, and a series of cutting edge workshops and Boot Camps. For more information about the DaVinci Institute, please visit www.davinciinstitute.com.