On September 21. – 23. our Lead Programmer, Dagbjört Jónsdóttir, participated in DADIU, as an Industry Specialist.
DADIU is a The National Academy of Digital, Interactive Entertainment that educates future game developers. The students participating in DADIU come from art schools and universities in all of Denmark.
During the three days, Dagbjört had half a day sessions with each of the six DADIU teams.
Each team would present a game they had developed in five days, based on a children’s book.
Next, Dagbjört sat down with the programmers and gave good advice on how the inner structures could be improved for better collaboration and continuous agile development.
At the end of each session, the teams got the opportunity to pepper her with questions about working on a real live game. Dagbjört, of course, used the opportunity to evangelize about how amazing it must be to get to make a game that 11 million kids love, like MovieStarPlanet.
All in all, Dagbjört had a lot of good and inspiring talks about being a programmer, making games and loving every minute of it.