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Transitioning from Pitch Project to Start-Up with Quupe: the Shared Economy Platform

Nov 8, 2016 By Chris Sroka

In the third semester of the MDM program, students can decide to pitch an idea for their own project they would like to work on and spend 13 weeks bringing that idea to fruition. For many these students, it’s the first time they get the experience of working on their own to determine...

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Sprinting With A Scrum Master: My Role As Scrum Master at Wooga

Sep 28, 2016 By Chris Sroka

By Al Sinoy. A sprint is a component of agile methodology that is taught within the MDM program. It emphasizes quick iterations to be completed within 1-3 weeks time periods. Sprints allow teams to prioritize essential features, focus on short term goals and give a snapshot of the...

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How I Became a Pipeline Technical Director in Toronto: Meet MDM Alumni Isabelle Alles

Apr 25, 2016 By Crissy Campbell

The transformations that happen to students and alumni in the Master of Digital Media program are always fascinating. Sometimes a computer scientist becomes an artist, or an artist becomes a UX designer. Sometimes a student from elsewhere settles into life in Vancouver and stays or a...

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Master of Digital Media Students & Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Mar 30, 2016 By Crissy Campbell

This June marks the 295th graduate from the Master of Digital Media program. To commemorate this milestone, we wanted to take a look at our students in 2015 — to get a better idea of who an MDM student is — and where MDM alumni are working now. Every MDM student cohort has students...

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Pushing the Boundaries of Digital Media: MDM Alumni Interview with Karin Schmidlin

Jan 8, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

As the number of alumni grow from the Master of Digital Media program, it’s fascinating to see where they take their degrees. The assumption is that MDM alumni work in the video game industry and, while there are many alumni working in gaming , there are also many more who are doing...

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Where Master of Digital Media Alumni Work: Vancouver’s Roadhouse Interactive

May 27, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

Master of Digital Media alumni work all over the world and in all areas of industry. There are some companies that repeatedly hire Master of Digital Media grads—one of these companies is Wooga. Another is Roadhouse Interactive , a Vancouver-based mobile games developer. Currently,...

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MDM Alumni Launches GPS App to Give Runners a Sense of Direction

Mar 5, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

MDM alumni Craig Slagel and his company Leaping Coyote just launched RunGo , an iPhone app that provides turn-by-turn directions along popular running routes. RunGo is for runners who want to find different routes in their cities, travelers, and runners who are training and want to...

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MDM Alumni Interview: From IDEA-X to Interactive Developer for MacLaren McCann

Dec 10, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

Sheva Shen first came to the Centre for Digital Media from China as part of the CDM’s first IDEA-X Program. As a student from the Communication University of China (CUC) the experience left a huge impression on him—so much so that he changed his education plans, brought up his IELTS...

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