I’m not particularly well educated on the subject of programming, given that I have only recently begun my own voyage into the deep blue C. So when I was asked to sit in on and write about the Hello World presentation, in which VFS’ Programming for Games students showcase their final projects, I did my best to balance a sense of elation at the opportunity, and concern as to my own ignorance on the subject. To my delighted surprise, the works presented weren’t just about technical aptitude, but also largely about bringing a positive experience to their users.
Spring has sprung at VFS! and what better way to recognize Spring than by celebrating the graduation of the first batch of students from VFS’ NEW Program. The FIRST class of Programming for Games, Web, & Mobile graduated on February 26th.
On the 19th of February Vancouver Film School hosted their first “VFS.HelloWorld” Event, its name is inspired on the very first application that every programmer has written since 1978, when they have started learning how to code. This event marks the end of the first year of the newly launched course: Programming for Games, Web & Mobile.
The program was designed one year ago in response to incredible industrial demand for multi-skilled graduates with experience across a range of technologies. Now one year on, the first class (PG01) graduates with an unmatched range of skills in Game, Web and Mobile Development and take the stage to showcase the wide variety of projects they have produced over the year.
The night started with a speech by Peter Walsh, followed by the host of the night Scott Henshaw. Both have taught PG01 throughout the entire year.
“It is the only program in the world which in one year allows graduates to hit the ground running into any career – from interactive game development to mobile apps to web services.” – Peter Walsh (Senior Instructor)