The ETC at GDC 2019

The ETC will have a presence again at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) held March 18 – 22, 2019. With approximately 50 students attending plus several faculty and staff members, here are some of the ways you can see the alumni, students, and faculty of the program.

ETC Booth

GDC Expo, 2720 North HallWednesday-Friday, March 20-22, 2019 – Expo hours Stop by to demo student projects and BVW Worlds


Ira Fay, ETC 2004
Jesse Schell, Distinguished Professor of Practice, ETC | Teaching Puzzle Design Monday, March 18 | 11:20am – 12:20pm | Room 2014, West Hall
Noah Alzayer
, ETC 2013 (Super) Humans of New York: Managing the Many Faces in ‘Marvel’s Spider-Name’ | Wednesday March 20 | 5-6 pm | Room 2005, West Hall

Lisa Brown ETC 2009 | Jesse Schell, Distinguished Professor of the Practice, ETC | Rules of the Game 2019: Five New Techniques from Especially Astute Designers | Thursday March 21 | 10 – 11 am| Room 210, South Hall

Elan Ruskin ETC 2003 |’Mavel’s Spider-Man’: A Technical Postmortem | Thursday March 21 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Room 3016 West Hall

Ray Mazza, ETC 2003 | Design Philosophies & Learnings from Developing Merge Dragons | Friday March 22 | 10 – 11 am| Room 210, South Hall

Timothy Staton-Davis, ETC 2016 | Micro Postmortems| Friday March 22 | 4:10 – 5:10 pm | Room 3016, West Hall


Yujin Ariza, ETC 2019 | Qiqi Feng, ETC 2019 | Bryan Kim, ETC 2019 | Erhan Qu, ETC 2019 | Ridima Ramesh, ETC 2019 | Ricardo Tucker, ETC 2019 | Presenting Project Pupil (Fall 2018) at the Intel University Games Showcase | Thursday March 21 | Demos: 1 – 4:30 pm | Presentations 5-8 pm | City View at Metreon 135 4th St, Suite #4000 (4th Floor)

Goutham Dindukurthi, ETC 2010 Demoing a game that is currently being developed at my company, Holy Cow Productions. Holy Cow is based in Bangalore, India and Bot Rods is one of the games that we are currently working on. Bot Rods is an arcade style racer for the PC/Consoles with adorable characters and bots, racing around twisty tracks. You have many species and characters to play as and many worlds to explore | IGF Pavilion|Wednesday, March 20 | 2-4 pm| IGF Pavilion, North Hall, lower level

Representing Companies

Marco Vieria, ETC 2015 |Product Manager |Attending on behalf of Miniclip

Cort Stratton, ETC 2003 | Participating in Unity’s HQ’s a few blocks away

Jake Rheinfrank, ETC 2008 |Representing PlayStation Design Team

Nate Levin, ETC 2014 | Publisher | Presto | Presto dining tablets used in major restaurant chains around the country. I’m here to meet Indie game developers to publish their game


Camille Ramseur, ETC 2018

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