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developer internship - stockholm

12-27-2009, 06:41 AM
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developer internship - stockholm

i thought i would bite the bullet here; especially since i've seen so many younger people trying to be aspiring about getting into game development here on the forums - and it would be nice to give back to the community all the years of experience that i have within the realm of mobile gaming.

if your located in Stockholm (or relatively close) and interested in doing an internship / xjobb / final year project - contact me. i prefer local candidates; as i think the key to learning is communication - but if you can convince me otherwise that distance isn't a barrier let me know.

i have allocated a budget for such an opportunity - so, you would get paid and see first hand how games are designed, developed and implemented. we are not focusing our efforts on iPhone - so you'll be learning game development concepts more than platform specifics.

// Aaron Ardiri
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12-27-2009, 09:00 AM
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I'm living in Berlin

Are there any minimum requirements for those who want to work with you?

12-27-2009, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Vingdoloras View Post
I'm living in Berlin
ideally; stockholm based (so can have meetings in person; design sessions)

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Are there any minimum requirements for those who want to work with you?
i'm open to suggestions; ideally, a programmer would be more useful - minimum requirements would be C programming skills; but as internships typically happen it would be more along the lines of learning the basics of game design and development.. working from examples, building new games - learning from 20+ years game programming experience.

this is a huge opportunity for anyone interested in gaming and is looking to gain some experience. ideally; i'm looking for someone who once they finish their studies and/or internship to continue working with mobile gaming.

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12-27-2009, 10:04 AM
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Berlin is ideally? Did I miss something ? Berlin = Capital of Germany = far away from Stockholm (is there another stockholm I don't know? )

About the C programming skills...
That's why most kids here (kids = young people, not meant offensive!) are looking for a coder... they have no programming skills...

I will soon start learning Objective-C (waiting for a book )
12-27-2009, 10:07 AM
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The language I have been using most of the time is Python... it is so easy and a kind of luxury... I feel a bit spoiled, learning Objective-C will be easier than for those who have never coded anything before, but it might be hard to unlearn this lazyness introduced with Python
12-27-2009, 10:17 AM
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Berlin is ideally? Did I miss something ? Berlin = Capital of Germany = far away from Stockholm (is there another stockholm I don't know? )
berlin isn't ideal i would prefer someone in stockholm, sweden

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About the C programming skills...That's why most kids here (kids = young people, not meant offensive!) are looking for a coder... they have no programming skills...I will soon start learning Objective-C (waiting for a book )
thats why it is also critical to be local; i used to teach C programming at university level so i would expect to also train/educate the intern with general programming skills as well. it would be a huge investment from my side - but i'm interesting in doing so.

location is key - as i mention in the original post - otherwise it wont work.

// Aaron Ardiri
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12-27-2009, 11:35 AM
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Don't you trust the power of the internet?

I mean, if the company my father is working for talks to a japanese co-company regularly via chat/video conferations, why shouldn't you do this with others? (Well ok many people dont have a camera or something for video conferation, but why is chat so bad? [I dont have a camera either ])
12-27-2009, 11:45 AM
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Don't you trust the power of the internet?
the Internet is very powerful - and i work with people all over the world; once they are experienced. for some projects; i've worked with teams spread all over the world; including Sweden, Netherlands, USA and Australia. so; thats not the issue.

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mean, if the company my father is working for talks to a japanese co-company regularly via chat/video conferations, why shouldn't you do this with others? (Well ok many people dont have a camera or something for video conferation, but why is chat so bad? [I dont have a camera either ])
sure; once you know the people.

i want someone in-house - someone i can meet in person. its more than just a development partnership; this is someone who will get hands on experience and be able to watch and learn; not simply do stuff. it is nothing specific to anyone on a personal basis - so don't take it as such. internships typically require face to face contact.

// Aaron Ardiri
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12-27-2009, 12:00 PM
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I see what you mean
12-27-2009, 01:28 PM
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Sounds like a brilliant opportunity Also always nice to see that there are more developers in Stockholm!

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