Gamers from around the world will tune in to Monash University’s Clayton campus this week for the fourth annual Computer Games Boot Camp (CGBC).
Over 1100 Year 9-12 and TAFE students will enjoy the seven-day learning extravaganza on everything connected to computer games, which is broadcast live for a global audience via the internet.
Hosted by Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology, the CGBC is a hands-on, interactive, industry engagement event. Since it was founded in 2009 it has evolved and diversified into far more than just games, now providing presentations, workshops, industry showcases, and course information on careers and pathways.
Marketing Officer and event organiser Andrew Owen, from the Faculty of Information Technology, said the CGBC was a great opportunity for kids to hear from some of the leading gaming experts in the world.
“The camp has become a great meeting point for participants. Everyone shares the same passions and goals – to have a career in information technology (IT),” Mr Owen said.
“And of course, they can enjoy the excitement of the tournaments held each day.”
Participants will be offered a variety of workshops as well as hearing presentations from some of the leading game developers and designers from Australia and around the world. For those who are interested in pursuing study in the IT field, there will be course information and details of potential pathways available.
“We are extremely excited with the events we have lined up for this year’s CGBC,” Mr Owen said.
“Once again Atomic Magazine will be hosting Atomic Tuesday, covering everything you need to know about the best of PC hardware, which will also include an after-hours over-18s event.
“CGBC is hosting two professional esports tournaments – StarCraft 2 and League of Legends – for Gigabyte and Team Immunity. Attending students will have the opportunity to win a wild card entry into these tournaments.”
Monash University’s Sunway campus will host its own 2012 International IT Boot Camp from 7-8 July to coincide with the Melbourne event, with their own workshops, seminars and live broadcast of the CGBC.
“Esports will host games between Australia and China, and Australia and Malaysia. The Australia and Malaysia match will be played live between Sunway and the CGBC,” Mr Owen said.
The CGBC will take place from 7-13 July 2012 at the Engineering Halls, Building 60, at Monash University’s Clayton campus and will be broadcast live through the CGBC 2012 Channel.