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speaker Micro 5 years later: The long, messy road to a better, more inclusive & aware industry
Advocacy & Industry

5 years later: The long, messy road to a better, more inclusive & aware industry

Date : Tuesday, November 13th - 14.30 - 15.30 > 511A

Description: 5 years ago Shawn started his analysis of the games industry in a 40 page paper that explored how certain art forms and people tended to go underrepresented in games. This talk will be a post mortem of sorts of Shawn’s experiences as he has continued to research, analyze, share knowledge and promote diversifying the games space as a whole. He will be sharing the lessons learned from doing this work, as well as direct data driven results from his work as a co-organizer for the Game Devs of Color Expo, the first games conference in historic Harlem, NY.

Targeted public:  Everyone should want the industry and our games to be better and more inclusive. If you don't, then why are you interacting with people?

Takeaways: Takeways will include ways to improve your efforts to diversify your games, your game teams, your conferences, and if you already are working toward these ends, how to iterate and improve and forever be questioning.

Speaker(s)

Shawn Allen (Nuchallenger)