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|Session Name:||Producer Bootcamp: Outsourcing: Best Practices|
|Company Name(s):||Fireproof Studios|
|Track / Format:||Production|
Making games is fun, but complicated. The complexities of games increases with each new generation of gaming, and customer expectations grow. Production roles have become even more critical, whether you ship to mobile, the web, the latest consoles, or the PC. Successful producers are much more than just schedule jockeys; they are team managers, communication facilitators, conflict mediators, risk mitigators, work enablers, and predictors of the future. The Producer Bootcamp will focus on some of the key skills that are required by both producers who are new to the role and seasoned veterans, in order to be successful in this challenging industry.
10-11am - Producer 101 - Ruth Tomandl (Monolith Productions)
11am-12pm - Business 101 - Jon Kimmich (Software Illuminati)
12-1:30pm - Lunch
1:30-2:20pm - Outsourcing - Roger Schembri (Fireproof Studios)
2:30-3:20pm - Big Studio to Small Studio - Caryl Shaw (KIXEYE)
3:30-4:20pm - Communications - Andrew Hurteau (Butterfield Speaks)
4:20-4:40pm - Coffee Break
4:50-5:50pm - Producer Panel - Laura Fryer (Epic Games Seattle), Rod Fergusson (Irrational Games)