Over 150+ guests from the digital media industry came out to Centre for Digital Media's annual Industry Showcase on Wednesday night. They came out to meet this year's Master of Digital Media students, see their projects and review the work they’ve been doing all year.
The event started with a few selected student presentations about their projects last semester, where students presented on the problem they were trying to solve and the solution they found.
The Virtual Reality Project talked about how they used the Oculus Rift to explore how to incorporate speech and gesture recognition to replicate a natural human interactive experience in games.
The Branding the False Creek Flats Project discussed how they worked with the Vancouver Economic Commission to find a way to build a community for Vancouver’s False Creek Flats, by building an interactive, community-driven website.
The Recon Jet Project presented on how created an application for Recon Jet Instruments that displays relevant motivating information in Jet’s Heads-up Display for cyclists.
The Anthym Project talked about how they explored how to unite music with MMORPG gameplay, and the Shnarped Hockey Project discussed how they built a gamification add-on to a hockey fan website that allowed fans to keep track of their favourite hockey players.
Once the presentations were over, guests moved into CDM’s hangar space for BBQ, drinks and to meet the students, check out their portfolios and scout for talent. The students are available in September for employment, so the Showcase is a great opportunity to for students to show off their skills and for those in the digital media industry to find fresh new talent early, before the students graduate.
The Industry Showcase is the Centre for Digital Media's biggest event of the year. Not only is it a chance to for students and faculty to connect with industry, it’s also an amazing opportunity for the industry to get together and talk about the future.
Overall, it was an exciting, energy-filled evening. Thank you to everyone who attended!
*All photos by Alana Thorburn-Watt.