Herzing University - Madison Makes Mark at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco
The Game Developers Conference is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. It attracts over 24,000 participants of programmers, artists, producers, game designers, and all others involved in game development, to gather and exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The event was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco California from March 2nd-6th. Herzing students were there to make their own impact. David Wolff, current Madison student, demoed the game he created as a student and provided some great insight into the game development program at Herzing. Wolff currently runs his own company,, Neurotic Pastures, and has had over 700 downloads of his game. In addition to Wolff, Professor and Program Chair, Erik Pederson, and students Bethany Einer and Joseph Kannaly also attended the Game Developers Conference. They participated in workshops on a variety of topics, including “Increasing Gender Diversity in Game Development Programs” and “Game Studio Management” which will be applied directly into the classroom and their futures as game developers.This was a great experience for Herzing students and faculty to understand where the games industry is going in the future and server to strengthen the game development program at Herzing University – Madison.