I recently knew about GDC and GDC Vault. I am fairly new to the industry with under 1 year experience in game development and about 4 years total of professional software development.
I first knew about GDC Vault through a lecture posted by Jason Gregory (Lead Programmer at Naughty Dog) on "Context-aware character dialog in The Last of Us". And I can say that it was very beneficial to me and helped me know more about the world's biggest studios get the job done.
I was thinking, if free content is of such benefit, what about the members only content?! I am starting this post because the yearly subscription fee ($495) is not a small amount of money to me. It is not huge but I should carefully think before spending such amount.
So, do you think that the resources offered by GDC Vault are necessary for serious game programmers?