Visiting King Videogames was an exciting experience. We were all familiar with some of their extremely popular mobile app games, and hearing about what it’s like to be a profitable game producer behind the scenes. King Videogames was not founded in Barcelona, but we found out that their business model is to set up offices in major destinations, both to attract talent to the company with desirable cities, and to gain exposure within the respective regions. It was fascinating to hear another one of their strategies, which was to test launch games within smaller market countries and evaluate features of the game, before potentially launching in bigger markets or simply moving the game feature to another game. It was interesting to hear how they didn’t care about “burning” these smaller markets with the games, because they knew that the larger markets, like USA, were the ones that needed to be focused on.
As someone who is starting my career in Data Analytics, I also really enjoyed hearing from the Data Analytics specialist at King. The really cool part about mobile app games is that they can be designed to collect and archive a lot of types of data, which must be extremely useful for game designers and other business people within the company. I was able to find out about some new Data Analytics softwares that I hadn’t use before, and also to hear praise for ones that I am studying/have experience with. Overall, the King Videogames visit was extremely exciting and enriching.
Sagrada Familia was a beautiful church unlike any that I’ve ever seen before. Our guide told us of the history of the Church, which was largely constructed / based off of the plans of Antoni Gaudi. The beautiful facades on each side (one for the Nativity and one for the Passion of Christ) were beautiful representations of Gaudi’s life work. The Passion was not even built by Gaudi, because he died while finishing the Nativity. Our guide told us of how Subirachs followed the plans that Gaudi had laid out, while adding his own signature “S” to the design. This church was the first one I’ve ever paid admission to get into, which felt odd. I later found out that the admission is really a donation that goes towards the completion of the church, which is scheduled to finish in 2026. The colored light from the window and decorations within the church left me speechless, and I can only imagine how beautiful the whole structure will be when it is completed.
who is cj?
CJ is a Senior at St. John's University, hailing from Winston-Salem, NC. He studies finance in the Tobin College of Business. Following graduation at St. John's, CJ will be working on Data Analytics in the Internal Audit function at Synchrony Financial.