How IEEE Supports Gaming Pros
Did you know that IEEE has 38 different technical societies that focus on specialized fields of interest? Many gaming professionals are members of the IEEE Computer Society. It has nearly 85,000 members from all over the world! They are involved with everything from computer hardware, software, multimedia, IT, security, networking, mobile computing, and more. Members interested in gaming have access to many resources that help them with learning new skills and keeping in touch with other gamers. There are books, conferences, magazines, online courses, software development certifications, standards, and technical journals. In fact, members can access more than 3,000 online courses and 600 online books.
Another IEEE technical society that gaming professionals might belong to is the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CE Society). The focus of this society was once limited to television, home hi-fi, and home appliances — but now it has expanded to reflect all the consumer products that integrate electronics! Members are involved with everything from gaming systems and equipment, to interactive information and display systems, home security systems, phones, music electronics, and much more.
In fact, the CE Society sponsors the IEEE International Games Innovation Conference each year, where all the latest in gaming is shared among developers — it’s a great chance to see what’s new, hear from gaming industry leaders, and be inspired by others working in gaming. Find out more about the 2012 conference online. (http://ice-gic.ieee-cesoc.org)