DigiPen Institute of Technology celebrates 30 year anniversary with PAX West panel

The first school to offer a four-year degree in video game design is celebrating its 30 year anniversary with a special panel to be held at PAX West 2018.

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Getting into a career developing video games hasn't always been a straightforward affair, which is why establishments like the DigiPen Institute of Technology were created to help budding developers fine-tune their skills. Credited as the first college to offer a comprehensive four-year degree in video games development, DigiPen is now celebrating its 30-year anniversary with a special panel to be hosted at this weekend's PAX West 2018 exposition.

The PAX West 2018 event is called DigiPen Presents: Back When I Was 8-Bit - The Game Developer Chronicles. According to a press release, it's an alumni speaker panel that will feature "former students discussing their career journey, including the games that made them want to be more than just players, how school prepared them, best classroom memories, first job, and the million-dollar question – what they wish they would have known then that they know now."

Listed speakers are set to include Allan Deutsch of Microsoft's Advanced Technology Group, Victoria Smith of Uber Entertainment, Stephen Scott of Algitt Studios LLC, Lauren Stutzriem of Kuku Studios, and David Jenson of Microsoft. The event itself is slated to begin on Saturday, September 2 at 11 a.m. PT and run through noon. It'll be held in the Cat Theatre on Level 2 in the Washington Convention Center.

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