Discover Tectoria is the island’s BIGGEST tech expo, and it’s coming up on February 24th at the Crystal Garden in Victoria, BC.
From tech exhibitors (and employers), video games, Science explosions and panel discussions… there’s something for everyone! It’s a free event, runs from 11am to 6pm, lands on a Pro-D Day and is right after exams – so you have no excuses! Last year’s event brought out nearly 4000 attendees!
With close to 70 exhibitors and talks happening all day, it’s definitely THE place to be on February 24th. Check out the schedule below and listen to Dan Gunn explain more on the Zone at 91.3fm.
There’s this illusion that working for a video game company involves countless hours of playing games on a couch, paired with bottomless popcorn and slacking off.
Well, the amount of work that goes into making video games exciting for all ages is tremendous! Just take local company, TinyMob Games, who have been building M.E.R.C. for a year and a half and just released it.
M.E.R.C. is a game that allows users to step into the world of non-stop, real-time tactical engagements with a 4-person squad. You can upgrade and recruit units, learn and enhance special abilities, while acquiring better weapons and gear. You can also take your toughest and bravest recruits into action in co-op multiplayer to kick some serious “Manta butt” and save the world.
There’s been lots of excitement in Victoria’s video game community lately, including Wizard Games releasing Cowbots and Aliens and VicVideoGames.com going live.
VicVideoGames.com gives information on a Student Video Game Work Experience Program and allows students to register, and even select which weeks they can do a work term.
The Student Video Game Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a video game company.
To see some of our incredible video game companies up close, make sure you attend Discover Tectoria on February 24th!
Listen below as Dan Gunn talks about “the gateway drug to the tech sector” on the Zone at 91-3FM.