The Game Developers Conference or gdc is an annual conference for the gaming industry held at the new Moscone Center West, in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district. The event brings together over 12,000 people who design, develop, and sale games for computers, consoles, or over the internet.
For Globaloria, this represents the more formal gaming industry. An industry took in about USD$7.4 billion in the US in 2006 (ESA annual report). That's Billion with a B. While the knowledge and skills we are learning can certainly apply to almost any industry today, there is a gaming industry and they are looking for talented people to bring energy, creativity, and talent to the next generation of games.