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  1. Post-Grad Allen Pestaluky @ Magmic Oct. 14, 2011 DS4

  2. Magmic • Publisher and developer • Blackberry, iOS, J2ME, Android, Win Phone 7

  3. My Work So Far • Blackberry porting • Java Mobile porting • iOS • Rubik’s Cube • Spades King • Miner 2049er • The New York Times Crosswords

  4. Getting a Job • The obvious stuff: • Make use of career services / co-op office • Know the company & position • Apply early • Check out other’s websites • allenwp.com • Portfolio • Experience with specific techand variety of tech • Everyone’s a person

  5. What to Expect • Not a grocery store • Lots of new tech, lots of learning • Unique process • Unique focus (developer vs. publisher)

  6. How to Succeed in the First Few Months • Design patterns & conventions of the trade • Learn it well and grow, don’t just get things done • The obvious stuff • Communicate • Respect • Take paid time seriously

  7. DS4 & SP: How They Tie In • Portfolio • Gained knowledge • Team & communication skills • Post-mortem!

  8. Thanks!