All the gaming enthusiast out there should know what valve is offering them this time. Valve is proving its unicorn status among game developers once again. This time, by hiring a group of handsome teenagers to work within its secretive walls.
This makes us wonder why Valve is doing this..?
Here is what Valve has to say
there are two main reasons that Valve is creating Pipeline. The first is that we are frequently asked questions by teenagers about the video game industry. “What is it like to work on video games? What should I study? What colleges are best for preparing me? How do I get a job in video games?” Pipeline will be a place where those questions can be discussed. The second is that Valve is running an experiment. Traditionally Valve has been a very good place for very experienced video game developers, and not so good at teaching people straight out of school (the reasons for this and the trade offs are covered in the Valve employee handbook). Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve.
Pipeline is the latest experiment from the company famous for resonance cascades, and its focus is prepping high schoolers for a career in game design. The website was created by these interns to answer inquiries teenagers consistently ask Valve; questions pertaining to college choice, areas of study and what it’s like to work on video games.
The site’s mainly a FAQ right now, but the plan is to build it around user-submitted queries.
Source : Valve