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You're invited to the VSG Annual Hiring Happy Hour. Once again, A Thinking Ape is spearheading this event to help you find great career opportunities in the games industry.
If you are interested please RSVP and fill out this form so we can be sure to find you the most suitable opportunities:
Hiring Happy Hour Applicant Form
The following companies will be at EXP Bar ready to meet candidates (that's you!):
A Thinking Ape
Hot Head Games
East Side Games
EXP Bar - 309 W. Pender St. Tuesday, April 8th
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Venue could have been bigger for sure, c'est la vie. For those that I was talking to, here is the link to the CCV Summer games: www.ccvancouver.ca . Contact me at [masked] and you and your company will get in at a special. Thanks for all the hospitality, ATA and co!
1 · April 10, 2014
Venue is too small. Nothing against EXP but it can't support the volume of job seekers looking for the necessary face time with companies. Please look into a larger venue or extend the duration of the event by at least another hour. Thanks for your efforts!
1 · April 9, 2014
Thank you all for the kind comments and feedback. I hope you all had the opportunity to meet the companies you were hoping to. If I can ever help out in any way, please feel free to email me: sonia (at) athinkingape (dot) com
For those who stood in line and weren't able to make it in the venue, you can express interest in specific companies here: http://ow.ly/vC4ih
Lastly, a huge thanks to VSG, EXP Bar, the companies and all of you for showing up.
Until next time. Rock on.
SoniaA Thinking Ape
2 · April 9, 2014
Was definitely worth going to, however the venue versus people was far too disparate! There wasn't much of an opportunity to talk to each of the studio representatives due to the volume of people the organizers wanted to keep moving. Either more time or a bigger venue (or both) would greatly enhance the experience!
1 · April 8, 2014
Thanks for the feedback, Michael. Working with EXP Bar has been such a great experience. The event clearly has grown since the last year. We are exploring options on improving the venue vs. people situation. Again, thanks for attending :)
0 · April 9, 2014
A Fantastic event. Thank you Cynthia, Emiko, and Chloe (Fathom Interactive, DeNa and ATA) for being super nice and welcoming. Overall, really nice people and lots of industry-related tips and info. Standing in line was not a problem since it was really entertaining talking to programmers and developers and learning about back end development.
Thanks to A Thinking Ape for organizing this event. I talked to ATA and DENA, both very approachable and friendly. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
0 · April 8, 2014
It was an awesome event, a big thanks to all you folks for setting this up.
Thanks to everyone who created the event! Met some awesome people and learned so much about the local companies.
Thanks to ATA for organizing the hiring fair! It was excellent.
Thank you so much for all A Thinking Ape for organizing this event and all the companies who showed up! Had a great time! :)
Thanks for hosting it!
Very nice event! Thanks to ATA for making it happen! I'm happy I went it was well worth the wait to get inside.
I had fun! Was dead last in line, but it was worth the wait, A Thinking Ape and Relic were the two I met with and both were very friendly, and helpful! Hope to see them soon, if not looking forward to the next one!
Had a blast! All of the companies and crew were amazing and just gave me a new cool insight on how the industry works! LOVE the sense of Community! And that is what I believe helps nurture and generate a strong and succesful industry. Thanks to Tayber and Sue that were incredibly helpful.
Was a very nice fair, the people of the companies were very friendly and they recive us very good. The organizing people were very nice too and they did a good job. Good luck to everyone.
spend too much time on waiting.
It was excellent. It was my first one ever and got a chance to make good contacts. Thank you to the guys from ATA.
Awesome meeting so many talented people!
For those of you asking to see the game I was showing around check out www.superadventuremegaquest.com
Hey, great sounding event. How often do they occur?
0 · April 7, 2014
Just wanted to invite everyone here to attend an event I'm hosting where some local game studios & indies will be showing off their latest projects. It's a party to celebrate the great work that gets done in this city, but it's also a great opportunity to network while having some fun checking out awesome projects!
Hope to see a bunch of you there, best of luck with the hiring / job-getting!
P.S. If any of the companies participating in Hiring Happy Hour have a project they'd like to show off and aren't currently on our list, please send my partner Neil an email directly as we still have a couple spots left.
0 · April 3, 2014
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