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Black Developers Matter Roundtable: The Workplace and Workforce Development (Presented by the IGDA)

Dennis Mathews  (Developer, Revelation Interactive)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Panel

Vault Recording: TBD

The games industry is one of the most innovative sectors in our society. We have innovated from the arcade to the home console, from 8-bit cartridges to Virtual Reality, and the handheld to Augmented Reality. It is now time to innovate how we approach the actual development process, who we include in those conversations, and what audiences are we attempting to capture.

This roundtable will be a discussion about how Black Developers Matter in the games industry. The future to our industry is how we answer these questions today, and how we will approach them tomorrow

Takeaway

Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to better support diverse team members, brainstorm how to solve problems with diversity, and how to create a more welcome workspace for black team members.

Intended Audience

This is for anyone interested in improving diversity.