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GDC Masterclass Winter 2021 registration is now open

Sign up for a course on topics like: pitching your studio to VCs and using psychology to improve your game's UX.

Who's ready to learn? The organizers of Game Developers Conference are happy to announce that registration is now open for the GDC Masterclass Winter 2021 program, taking place in early December. This round of courses, available virtually, is poised to help you and your team succeed in critical industry fields—like pitching your studio to VCs and using human psychology to improve your game's user experience.

The GDC Masterclass program comprises small-group virtual workshops that deliver in-depth training around some of the most important work and challenges facing game developers today. These live courses go beyond high-level theory into real world application, helping attendees acquire practical experience that can be applied immediately on return to the studio. Instructors will teach, guide, and work directly with you on short assignments that help build crucial skills to support your work in the studio or your next job hunt.

Courses include Josh Menke's masterclass on using matchmaking in competitive multiplayer games to increase engagement, along with our one-day Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development class with Clinton Keith. 

Here are the courses being offered in December—they are all virtual, not in-person:

Two-Day Workshops (Dec. 9, 2021 & Dec. 10, 2021)

Psychology and Game UX (with Celia Hodent)
8:00am to 12:00pm PT (11:00am to 3:00pm ET)
This workshop delves into how the human brain works and, using those insights, proposes a UX framework and UX guidelines during the different game development stages.

Funding Your Studio: Pitching to VCs and Fundraising Strategy (with Jason Della Rocca)
8:00am to 12:00pm PT (11:00am to 3:00pm ET)
This masterclass will focus on fundraising strategy and pitching your game studio to venture capitalists (VCs) and other equity investors.

Engagement Using Matchmaking and Ranking in Competitive Multiplayer Games (with Josh Menke)
9:00am to 1:00pm PT (12:00pm to 4:00pm ET)
This workshop examines how to accurately find a player’s skill for use in both matchmaking and ranking, and best practices for ranking players given different games and audiences.

One-Day Courses and Workshops (Dec. 10, 2021)


Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development—Essentials (with Clinton Keith)
8:00am to 4:00 pm PT (11:00am to 7:00pm ET)
Learn what issues traditional management approaches are facing in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world, and why a new leadership approach is needed to improve outcomes in these environments, with certification from the Scrum Alliance upon successful completion of the course.

There are a limited number of seats in the GDC Masterclass Winter 2021 program, so act now to secure your registration!

For more information on the GDC Masterclass program, be sure to visit our website or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or RSS.

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