Workshops, Panels, & Speakers
Otronicon is intended to not only entertain guests, but to showcase career opportunities right in our own backyard.
Students seeking out the best path for their future or adults seeking a career change will find Otronicon to be the place to come for more information and direction on careers in interactive technology.
Workshops, Panels, even Career Bytes all serve the same purpose, to shed light in one of Central Florida’s most productive industries.
So, have fun at Otronicon… play some videogames, ride a flight simulator, even test a robot. But know that behind all the fun is an exciting, energizing career path that’s yours for the taking and know that Otronicon can be that first step in an amazing journey!
Here's a look at some of the career opportunities available at Otronicon:
Focusing on the world of technology and digital media, our workshops cover topics from game design to cyberforensics. Featuring partners from our local industry and educational institutions, join us to discover exciting career pathways and hands-on experiences in these fields. Designed for young men and women, ages 12-18.
Panels & Speakers
Hear from local industry leaders and get their expert advice. In these moderated discussions, you'll learn how people working in the industry today got their start and keep their edge. Designed for young women and men exploring a career path or for those looking to make a change.
06 January 2016
Posted in Speakers
Friday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Do Angry Birds Make For Angry Children: Where's the Video Game Debate At Now?
Chris Ferguson, Stetson
Dr. Ferguson is an associate professor of psychology at Stetson University. He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Central Florida. He has published dozens of scientific studies on the effects of video games and other technology and media. His work has been cited by the US Supreme Court, the Centers for Disease Control, the governments of Australia and Sweden, and he has appeared numerous times in media including TIME, CNN, the BBC and Washington Post. He also has written a mystery novel, Suicide Kings. He lives in Casselberry with his wife and son.