The 2010 Global Game Jam starts in just 12 days. [I love doing game jams] and can’t wait for this one to start. If you’ve ever wanted to break into the game industry, there’s a lot of things you should be doing. The best of those things is to be making games :)
If you happen to live around a city where a lot of game development occurs I highly recommend attending the Global Game Jam. A lot of industry professionals attend the one here in Raleigh. I imagine a similar pattern is played out in other cities. So it’s a great way to make awesome games and possibly make some contacts in the industry.