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Session Name: It Takes a Village: Growing Vibrant Game Developer Communities
Speaker(s): Elliott Mitchell, Adri Mills, Dawn Rivers, Michael Carriere, Jono Forbes, Andrew Eiche
Company Name(s): Vermont Digital Arts, Independent, Harmonix Music Systems, Zapdot, Defective Studio, Owlchemy Labs
Track / Format: Business, Marketing & Management

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Overview: It is no coincidence that cities with many successful game development studios and indies, also have thriving game development communities. What makes a vibrant community and how can you create one in your own city? This panel, comprised of key organizers from the Boston and Austin communities, offers the audience valuable insights into organizing events, meet-ups and co-working collectives which in turn fuel local industry growth for the future.

GDC 2016

Elliott Mitchell

Vermont Digital Arts

Adri Mills


Dawn Rivers

Harmonix Music Systems

Michael Carriere


Jono Forbes

Defective Studio

Andrew Eiche

Owlchemy Labs

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Business, Marketing & Management

Business & Marketing