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Coastline offering gaming, digital media discussion

Calling all nerds.

Coastline Community College is hosting a panel discussion, “So you want to be a nerd?,” for residents interested in breaking into the digital media and video game design industries.

The event will feature programmers, developers and recruiters from Irvine-based video game developer Obsidian Entertainment and independent video game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment.

Obsidian’s Hiring Manager Jim Rivers and Foundation 9’s Manager of Global Staffing Dino McGraw will talk about different jobs, including programmer, artist, designer, animator and producer, and what kind of education and training is needed for each position.


There will also be a question-and-answer segment.

The event is free and no reservation is required, but those who do will receive a goodie bag. To make a reservation, call (714) 241-6370, or email

The event begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Coastline’s Garden Grove Center, 12901 Euclid St.



—Britney Barnes