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Students on top of their game at Techmix

Students showed they were on top of their game at this year’s Techmix Digital Careers Show in London.

Among the big names attending the event were Cisco, IBM, Oracle, PWC, Jellyfish,, Juniper Networks, Volo, Dynamic Platform and Transport for London.

Throughout the day students Kyle Stevens and Eimantas Kabakas demonstrated their skills at game design and programming to the crowds.

Kyle 19, who is studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animation and Computer Games Development, said: “I found the day challenging creating a game live in front of an audience. I was nervous at first but then I found it exciting.

“Scripting is the trickiest part of creating a game and I was proud to achieve a fully functional game in a short amount of time, working with Eimantas.”

Eimantas, 17, who is studying the same course, added: “The day was so fun, it was my first time creating a game live at an event. This was a great personal achievement, creating three levels to a game in just one day.”

Techmix 2016

CONEL offers courses in games development and animation from Level 3 to HNC and HND levels, which cover game design, app development, 3D modelling, concept art and digital graphics.

Games Development tutor Gareth Healey said: “Techmix is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their talents to industry professionals and network with big name employers to boost their career prospects.

“I’m very proud of our students. They worked tirelessly in difficult conditions to produce a high quality, excellent result in demonstrating their game design skills, which really impressed many visitors to the CONEL stand.”

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