Marlon Gilliam joined d3t as a Junior Programming Intern on 30th May 2017 and Marlon tells us a bit more about himself and why he chose d3t for his internship.
Tell us about your experience and background.
I have just completed a BSc in Games Computing at the University of Lincoln and will be returning there to continue my studies when I start a Master’s in Computer Science in October. I wanted to put my time between courses to good use and preferably get some industry experience, so decided a short- term internship would be ideal.
I love game development and problem solving but my time at university didn’t really afford me a wide variety of projects to work on. The diversity of different project opportunities really attracted me to d3t, as I want to broaden my horizons and learn new skills.
What was the recruitment process like?
I emailed d3t on the off chance that they might be willing to take an intern on over the summer. From there the process was smooth and fast. It started with me completing a game programming challenge that was really enjoyable. Following that it was a series of information swapping and an interview. Throughout the process everyone was really professional and warm and I was never left hanging for any long periods of time.
Anything else we should know?
Ever since playing Ratchet and Clank on my old PS2 I’ve wanted to make games. The idea sort of got lost through my school years and when applying to universities I was looking at studying Maths. I was at an open day waiting for a maths lecture when I realised, a little too late, that it was for Computer Science… After the lecture, I was hooked and when I realised that my strengths actually lent towards useful skills in game development, I was delighted!