Full Text Transcript of My AGDC 07 Networking Talk

by Darius Kazemi on September 9, 2008

in networking

Wow. I just discovered that there exists a free, full text transcript of my Networking 101 talk from Austin GDC 2007. It’s kind of funny, in that a lot of the visual jokes are lost, but it’s all there.

I suppose this is a good time to remind you that I have another such talk coming up on Tuesday night, 9/16, at Austin GDC 2008 next week.


Savid Daunders September 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Great talk! I’m really glad you found this transcript, because I’m just ramping up my own game-world networking barrage. Very useful information, much of it basic, some of it invaluable (the whole business card topic, for example), but all of it is good.

A comment or two:
You use the word “actually” a lot. And I mean a LOT! And also the term “sort of”. While reading it I had considered just removing all instances of those words, b/c it felt distracting.
This paragraph is a good example:

So I was sort of unemployed for a while, but I sort of got up off the couch and started my job hunt, and I ended up moving. I was actually in Worcester, which is sort of in the middle of nowhere, and I ended up moving to Boston. This is actually a really important thing that I tell all students: Sometimes it actually makes more sense to move to a place where there are lots of game developers first, because people are more likely to just higher new people local. It is a risk, it’s a huge risk, and I wouldn’t tell this to anybody else in any other industry, but I think it is actually a risk that pays off.

Other than that, your talks are solid, and you make phenomenal use of the golden rule of Q&A: always repeat the question back to the audience. You win the golden star.

Keep posting more transcripts, when available. Oooh, presentation materials would be interesting too.


Darius Kazemi September 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I was aware of my overuse of “actually” — I wasn’t aware of “sort of” though. Thanks for pointing that out.

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