Six Applied Computer Science students with the highest GPA received a donation from Microsoft to attend the 2018 E3 convention. E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. [Related: Read the story of a Woodbury faculty member whose game was showcased at E3] At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, gamers, and social influencers, providing unprecedented exposure to the entire video game industry, all under one roof. E3 is where digital worlds meet real innovation.
Student’s comment after attending the conference:
“E3 was fantastic! We got to meet and watch a bunch of talks with developers and designers on really pertinent and interesting topics and even got to meet one of our favorite YouTubers from a game we all mostly share. He challenged us to solve an unsolvable cipher and we discussed using that as a programming project/capstone idea. That’s still in its early stages of development and discussion. But overall it was great and very educational contrary to what it was normally seen as. We were even joking around to see if we could get educational passes to Blizzcon since they are huge in both the field of development and design as well as publishing. But that’s just us being spoiled and hopeful.”