Roucan is delighted to announce W.A.S.D Careers, a new video games careers expo on 17th/18th November 2022 at Farnborough International.
The event will bring together the best-in-class UK student development talent and employers looking to work with them in the future.
W.A.S.D Careers will be for anyone interested in a career in the videogames industry. A perfect venue and opportunity for development talent to showcase their skills and for video games companies to meet and see their work. W.A.S.D Careers will be the first nationwide opportunity for development talent to meet prospective employers and network with other collaborators within the games space.
The showfloor will comprise of a few key zones;
- Students showcase – students show their playable work
- Developer stands – developers meet talented students
- Recruitment area – recruiter booths to talk to candidates
- Technology focus – tech providers show off their capability on the event floor
- Educators – educators meet the candidates of the future, employers and government
- Meeting/chat/networking – a free meeting system to match developers and students
- Esports and publishing – how to get into the business Charity – make something that makes a difference and meet the people involved
Event Director, Matt Styles, said, “There is a very clear games development skills gap in the UK and we’re excited to be providing the platform for everyone to meet, show their work and learn more about one of the leading employment opportunities in the world”
W.A.S.D Careers will feature multiple theatres running content for the duration of the event. The main theatre – seating 1,200 people – will be curated by education specialists within the games industry offering tips and advice for getting into the business.
W.A.S.D Careers guarantees a low ticket price, easy access and group discounts to ensure that students all over the country can afford to attend. Plus, early-bird discounts and deals for universities showing games at the event.
The launch event will be partnered with many other networks within the games market, to be announced over the coming months.
Farnborough International boasts 20,000sqm of flexible indoor event space, ample outdoor areas, the latest in-house technology and more than 70 years of event organisation experience. The venue will offer a dedicated drop off and pick up area for coaches, and due to expansive hard standing secure space on site coaches will be allowed to stay on site for the duration. Located in Hampshire, the purpose-built venue has strong transport links and is in easy reach by train, just 35 minutes direct from London Waterloo, or by car from the M3.