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Discover Your Chutzpah Roundtable: A Discussion on Jewish Life in the Industry (Presented by IGDA)

Aviva Schecterson (Game Developer & Editor, Lone Shark Games)

Location: Room 203, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

This is an open roundtable for Jewish developers and allies to express their satisfactions and frustrations with the game dev community in regards to how they are treated at work and portrayed in games. The roundtable especially wants to include allies in discussing how they can show solidarity in their workplace with enthoreligious groups and what is appropriate when creating game content. Attendees will come away with new ideas and drive to portray Jewish themes in their games in a more accurate light. This session is hosted by the Jewish Game Developers SIG and SIG business will only briefly be discussed.

Takeaway

Attendees will come away with new potential solutions on how they can impact their industry in how it sees Jewish communities, characters, and games. Allies will come away a newfound understanding of Jewish culture, how it relates to games, and the current state of Jewish representation in games. Furthermore, this roundtable will facilitate new connections between Jewish game developers as well as allies.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is open to Jewish game developers, allies, and those who want to know more about how to create a positive impact concerning Jewish identity in games and the industry.