GDC is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, pass type, topic, and format. With this Session Viewer, you can view GDC 2023 session details and speakers, and share your favorites via social media. You will be able to build your schedule and access it during the show via export or Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

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

Dennis Mathews  (Developer, Revelation Interactive)

Location: Room 203, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

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


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.