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Deadline Extended for GDC Masterclass Course Registration

Registration is about to close for the GDC Masterclass Winter 2021 program, taking place in December—but you've got an extra chance to sign up! The deadline has been extended and attendees now have until the end of Sunday, December 5 to register for our latest round of popular workshops and certified courses. Don't miss out on this amazing educational opportunity! 

The GDC Masterclass program comprises of small-group virtual workshops delivering in-depth training around some of the most important work and challenges facing game developers today. Instructors will teach, guide, and work directly with you on short assignments that help build crucial skills to support your work in the studio or your next job hunt.

To take a peek at what some of these classes have to offer, be sure to check out GDC's interview with Jason Della Rocca about the art and science of pitching your game to VCs, along with our chat with Josh Menke about matchmaking and ranking in competitive multiplayer games. 

The final day to sign up is Sunday, December 5 at 11:59 pm PT. You can head here to register. Here are the courses being offered in December—please note they are all happening virtually, not in-person: 

Two-Day Workshops (Dec. 9, 2021 & Dec. 10, 2021)

Psychology and Game UX (with Celia Hodent)
8:00am to 12:00pm PT (11:00am to 3:00pm ET)
This workshop delves into how the human brain works and, using those insights, proposes a UX framework and UX guidelines during the different game development stages.

Funding Your Studio: Pitching to VCs and Fundraising Strategy (with Jason Della Rocca)
8:00am to 12:00pm PT (11:00am to 3:00pm ET)
This masterclass will focus on fundraising strategy and pitching your game studio to venture capitalists (VCs) and other equity investors.

Engagement Using Matchmaking and Ranking in Competitive Multiplayer Games (with Josh Menke)
9:00am to 1:00pm PT (12:00pm to 4:00pm ET)
This workshop examines how to accurately find a player’s skill for use in both matchmaking and ranking, and best practices for ranking players given different games and audiences.

One-Day Courses and Workshops (Dec. 10, 2021)

Certified Agile Leadership for Game Development—Essentials (with Clinton Keith)
8:00am to 4:00 pm PT (11:00am to 7:00pm ET)
Learn what issues traditional management approaches are facing in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world, and why a new leadership approach is needed to improve outcomes in these environments, with certification from the Scrum Alliance upon successful completion of the course. 

There are a limited number of seats in the GDC Masterclass Winter 2021 program, so act now to secure your registration!

GDC returns in-person to San Francisco, March 21-25, 2022—registration is now open! For more information on GDC 2022, be sure to visit our website and follow the #GDC22 hashtag on social media.

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