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Ellen BeemanSenior LecturerDigipen Institute of Technology

Ellen Beeman is a videogame designer/producer and author. She is an expert and consultant in game software production, usability, metrics, and monetization, as has worked on 50+ shipped games. She joined Origin to write and direct games in the Wing Commander series, and has also held salaried positions at Electronics Arts, Warner Bros., Microsoft, Gazillion, and Glu Mobile. In her career, she has been the hiring manager for 200+ employee and contractor hires at various companies, working closely with HR on effective hiring processes. She has been a speaker at the Game Developer Conference, SXSW Interactive, Login, Game Design Expo, and other game industry events. Ellen is a Senior Lecturer at DigiPen Institute of Technology, a consultant for indie game development, and is currently writing a series of books to help junior programmers prepare for their job search and interviewing.