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The GDC Ambassadors is a new sub community within the Graduate Developer Community. Our goal is to get the message of the Graduate Developer Community out to more students and academics.

We are currently expanding and want to get as many people involved as possible, so if you know someone who may be interested, tell him or her to get in touch.

By getting involved, you will have a serious edge against other graduates and will be able to secure a better job and salary. The graduate market is extremely competitive; many employers are looking for something to distinguish between candidates. Becoming a GDC Ambassador will show that you have put some time into extra-curricular activities outside of your university. It will help get your CV to the top of an employers list and will be a great talking point at interviews.

It is also worth remembering that you will get a chance to meet and spend time with some top developers and community organisers. Many of our organisers are incredibly well connected in London, so you may find yourself talking to your future mentor or potential employer.

For further details please see the FAQ: https://graduatedevelopercommunity.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/faq-on-gdc-ambassador-program/

Here are some FAQs about the program, but if you have any further questions please let Adam or Barry know. Anything we are asked we will add up to the FAQs.

FAQ

What can I do to help?

How much time is required?

How do I get involved?

What can I do to help?

There are a number of things that you can do to help. The easiest way to get involved is to start promoting our events to others at your university by doing any or all of the following:

– Send emails out about the event

– Design and put up posters

– Write blog posts

– Get the event advertised through the Uni

– Write on our Facebook wall

– Ask your lecturer to discuss the event or give a brief presentation before an event

– Tweet about our events

You could also help out at events by greeting new members.

How much time is required?

We have on average 1-2 events a month, so if you could spend 30 mins marketing the event it would be great. The sky is the limit though, should you wish to get more involved you’d be welcome. Plus the more you day, the better it will look on your CV.

How do I get involved?

You can start right now. Log on to the GDC site – http://grad-dc.co.uk/– to see our latest events or get in touch with Barry Cranford (bc@recworks.co.uk) or Adam Markham (adamjmarkham@gmail.com) Once you have started promoting events just let us know and we’ll add you to the GDC Ambassadors mailing list.

The GDC Ambassadors is a new sub community within the Graduate Developer Community. Our goal is to get the message of the Graduate Developer Community out to more students and academics.

We are currently expanding and want to get as many people involved as possible, so if you know someone who may be interested, tell him or her to get in touch.

By getting involved, you will have a serious edge against other graduates and will be able to secure a better job and salary. The graduate market is extremely competitive; many employers are looking for something to distinguish between candidates. Becoming a GDC Ambassador will show that you have put some time into extra-curricular activities outside of your university. It will help get your CV to the top of an employers list and will be a great talking point at interviews.

It is also worth remembering that you will get a chance to meet and spend time with some top developers and community organisers. Many of our organisers are incredibly well connected in London, so you may find yourself talking to your future mentor or potential employer.

For further details please see the FAQ: https://graduatedevelopercommunity.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/faq-on-gdc-ambassador-program/

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them: http://www.packtpub.com/

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which GDC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Learning jQuery, Third Edition book

Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development

Irrlicht 1.7 Realtime 3D Engine Beginner’s Guide

Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion Beginner’s Guide

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at bc@recworks.co.uk with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘GDC Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Congratulations to Jon Freedman and Francisco O who have both won a prize in October’s draw!

Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

What is the GDC?

The GDC, or Graduate Development Community is an independent community of undergraduate software developers. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the worlds of Academia and Business. We organise and host presentations and events with senior members of the development community as well as offering advice, guidance, internships and jobs through our community site.