During the fourth week of into my journey as a GDHQ intern- an opportunity arose to explore the world of Salesforce. I checked out the company, the news of Slack being acquired, the industry and did an in-depth search of careers that required Salesforce training. I was floored! Not only…


Part two- As I continue down the path of learning to be a software developer, the sheer amount of detail still astounds me. As a spelling bee champion in elementary school, you’d think I have a handle on getting that code right. I have error messages constantly for misspellings! I…


Proper formatting is key in coding- when creating a variable you need a unique identifier to name it. During the course, if I name something expressly identifiable to me, it's kind of fun! Plenty of ways to put a personal spin into the game..

The course in GameDevHQ is going…


When creating the Space Shooter game, the challenge for me really is understanding MonoBehavior behind the scripting (am I saying that right?!)- the language I'm seeking to learn and write is still elusive. Never one to give up, I often change course. …


Day 12- Giving Thanks and earning ranks!

After an early morning spent scouring website after website for the PlayStation 5, to no avail. It really cemented my understanding that coding is the future. Again, feeling that very grateful to be learning this skill.

While I am just finishing up learning the C# survival guide, I made some progress within the game by restarting and rebuilding. I had run into a blocker that couldn’t be fixed and decided that starting fresh with a new knowledge that I have learned from both the course and the book that I purchased would serve me well. I plan on finishing up my 2D course this weekend and look forward to the cinematography course next week!

***Any ideas on what to do with these once we get the digital console?


Day 11- It’s here!

I hear the crunch of gravel as the mailman pulls up, and eagerly hoist myself out of the faux leather office chair I spent hours choosing on Target.com. The chair has become my main perch for the last 11 days. …


Day 10- C#- Getting back to the Basics

The object-oriented programming language is the basis of our coursework in GameDevHQ. With a few weeks now under my belt with the coursework, I felt it was necessary to get back to the basics and really understand the language prior to attempt…


Day 9: strive for success

As a result of conversation with fellow team F members I’ve decided to take a break from coursework and focus solely on C# for next couple of days until I get a hang of the jargon and terminology properly. It does make sense to watch the C# Videos in order to fully understand the why of each code, and understand placement. I recently spoke to someone that had experience with python and I understand that this is a whole different language.

I eagerly await the arrival of the C# beginners guide ordered recently from Amazon. The family and I have been discussing game ideas nonstop and we’ve come up with some pretty cool concepts. I plan to get through several sections today that will enable me to finish up the first phase of training in coursework. Such a fun internship!


Day 8 — Triumph over challenges

As our course progresses it’s becoming clear to me that more time is needed outside of coursework hours, more focus on the every day routines in life that require coding. …


Day 7- Speed and Agility

As my fingers start to memorize the placement of the keys and functions, I find myself getting a little bit quicker with each line of code. …

Robyn Petterson

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