WSCC Instructor and Students Attend Electronic Entertainment Expo
Washington State Community College faculty member Casey Corbett and five of his students traveled to Los Angeles in June, where they attended the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. Admission to this expo is exclusively for members of the industry, and this year's event included 230 exhibitors and 48,200 attendees from more than 100 countries.
"This trip gave the students an excellent opportunity to meet and greet industry professionals and game designers while they show off what's next in the industry," says Corbett. The instructor and his students had the opportunity to try out some of the newest hardware including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They also got hands-on experience using software that is still in development for these platforms. The Expo was not the only activity that the group enjoyed; the trip to L.A. included visits to local tourist attractions, including the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater, and Universal Studios Hollywood. "We had an excellent time meeting developers and mingling with the best in the industry," remarks Corbett about their eventful trip. "We even saw Conan O'Brien do the Tonight Show from Nintendo's booth."