FAQ

What is the GDC?
Why was it founded?
What goes on in the GDC?
Who can join?
Is there a fee to Join, is there a fee for the events?
How do I join?
Do you have to go to every presentation?
Where are the events held?
Can I read some member feedback?

What is the GDC?
The Graduate Development Community (GDC) is an active community for both undergraduates & recent graduates. Though currently based in London it is open for membership for anyone residing in the UK.

It is organized and run the the social networking site Meetup.com

Why was it founded?
To bridge the gap between the Academic, Open Source and Commercial worlds of the Software Development community. To help take the theory learned at University and learn to apply it to real world software problems.
 
What goes on in the GDC?
We run events, have an active mailing list, a growing blog with advice for graduates & provide an optional service to help connect you with industry professionals who can offer advice and support to guide you in your career.
There is also links to Graduate Jobs and we are currently trialling a service to offer free interview advice.
 
Who can join?
Developers, Programmers, Analysts, QA Analysts, Technologists, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Web Designers will all find something within the GDC.
The group is intended for undergraduates and recent graduates within the software industry. Many of the events will also be relevant to people entering the industry from alternative directions.
 
Is there a fee to Join, is there a fee for the events?
No totally free to join, the events are free too. The community is run by people with a passion to improve the industry and we have sponsored to ensure we do not need to charge for membership or events.
 
How do I join?
See our official site: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/

Do you have to go to every presentation?
Absolutely not. You can sign up and be as active or passive as you like. Each event attracts a different group too and the beauty of it is that it’s a supportive atmosphere which everyone is at the same level.

Where are the events held?
To date they have been in Central London but there is nothing to stop an event occurring outside of London.

Can I read some member feedback?
Yes – have a look here for member feedback: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/about/comments/?op=all

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