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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Been There, Done That: Industry Vets Share Experiences and Advice
Speaker(s): Kim McAuliffe, Sela Davis, Necklace Zhang, Brittany Aubert, Tara Brannigan, Lauren Scott, Mary Olson
Company Name(s):, VREAL, Ember Entertainment, City State Entertainment, flaregames, Hangar 13, 343 Industries
Track / Format: Game Career Seminar

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Overview: Are you new to the industry and looking for guidance from developers who have been down those roads before? This session is primarily geared toward game-makers just starting their careers, but applies to any industry folk facing tough situations, confidence issues, and feeling marginalized or directionless. This session has a dynamic collection of microtalks from industry veterans covering a variety of roles and experiences, like QA, community management, production, art, UX design, game design, and programming. Each speaker will cover a unique topic drawn from their own experiences. Bring your questions, there will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end. You will leave excited by the opportunities in store, encouraged by stories you've heard, and armed with tools and knowledge to drive your own career success.

GDC 2017

Kim McAuliffe

Sela Davis


Necklace Zhang

Ember Entertainment

Brittany Aubert

City State Entertainment

Tara Brannigan


Lauren Scott

Hangar 13

Mary Olson

343 Industries

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Game Career Seminar

Game Career / Education