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Session Name Operating a Company - The Day to Day Routine
Speaker(s) David Baszucki, Jim Charne, Don Daglow, Gary Gattis, Bill Graner, Jeffrey Lapin, James Niesewand, Dan Offner, David Rosenbaum, Rob Shillingsburg
Company Name(s) ROBLOX, Law Offices James Charne, Daglow Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Crater House, WWTX, LLC, Illyriad Games, Loeb & Loeb, Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum, Jetbolt Games
Track / Format Game Dev Start-Up Summit
Overview The back-office side of game developers. Areas to be discussed include hiring and firing employees; capturing ownership of all work product; developing an employee handbook - setting policies like vacation, leave, nondiscrimination; the importance of cementing "employment at will;" employee non-competes and moonlighting; incentive compensation - does a stock option plan make sense?; management - developing and filling out an organizational chart; insurance considerations - what do you need and when?; setting reporting structure; how your lawyer, insurance broker, and accountant can make life easier.

GDC Online 2012

David Baszucki

ROBLOX

Jim Charne

Law Offices James Charne

Don Daglow

Daglow Entertainment

Gary Gattis

Spacetime Studios

Bill Graner

Crater House

Jeffrey Lapin

WWTX, LLC

James Niesewand

Illyriad Games

Dan Offner

Loeb & Loeb

David Rosenbaum

Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum

Rob Shillingsburg

Jetbolt Games

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