There’s a lot happening in the gamedev industry on a regular basis, and staying informed can lead to both a better understanding of your favorite games and less heartache when developing your own.
At the beginning of each club meeting an exec will briefly mention current events to spur discussion.
The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is the largest professional gamedev event in the world. Professionals of every field gather, network, and talk about their projects.
The GDC Youtube channel has full length videos of talks over the years, making development news more accessible. Young developers face problems they have no idea how to tackle, when they’ve already been solved by professionals. Watching these talks and discussing how they can be applied to student projects is a valuable learning experience. The club will occasionally watch a GDC talk as a group, so bring your notebooks and keep an eye on the events calendar!