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Production SIG event’s at The GDC

Posted on 18 February 2011 (0)

Hey everyone,

This year we have a few Production SIG event’s at the GDC. Session descriptions and more information are below – but in short these are really great opportunities to meet some like minded producers in the industry as well as a chance to put a face to the name for some of the awesome people that are members of our SIG.
Hope to see you there-
-Chuck
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1. Production SIG meet up at the IGDA booth (More of an Informal Gathering)

Organizer Name: Daniel Fish  Associate Producer, Nexon America
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Wednesday 12:00- 1:00 IGDA Booth, Lobby South Hall
Format: Special Event
Session Description: Come meet and hangout with fellow production folks from around the gaming industry in this
formally informal session. Whether you are seasoned veteran or just starting out, come join us
and feel free to bring a friend.
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2.  IGDA Production SIG Roundtable (Actual Round Table Session)

SPEAKER: Dennis Crow (Blizzard Entertainment)
DAY / TIME / LOCATION: Wednesday 10:30-11:30 Room 230, East Mezzanine
TRACK / FORMAT: Production / Roundtable
DESCRIPTION: This meeting of the Production SIG brings together producers from around the world to discuss the future of production. We’ll review challenges facing producers in the ever changing game industry, talk about current SIG membership, and discuss future initiatives. More than a State of the Union meeting, attendees will have the opportunity help to shape the future of the SIG. Attendees should come prepared to learn about the SIG and contribute to the discussion. This is a great opportunity to meet up with like-minded professionals and find out how Game Production will move forward in the years to come.
TAKEAWAY: Attendees will learn about the IGDA Production SIG’s past events, current initiatives and future plans. Attendees will be invited to take an active role in the future of the Production SIG. They will also have the opportunity to volunteer for various SIG activities and network with game production professionals.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Producers of all levels: leads, senior, associate, production assistants, studio management, students & prospective producers.

Announcing the new SIG steering committee & mission statement

Posted on 22 August 2010 (0)

Hello everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to announce the new Production SIG steering committee. We have a very excited, talented, and diverse group of industry members that represent a wide range of experience. They are, in no particular order:

Matt Zitterman, Dan Fish, Chris Oltyan, Lucien Parsons, Sally Huang, Kim Sellentin, Tom Sloper, Ashley Cheng, Dennis Crow, Chuck Hoover, and Mark Harwood

The aim is for the steering committee to help drive our group toward our new mission statement and goals (detailed below). We will be keeping the rest of the SIG in the loop as much as possible as after all, the most important thing is to make this a useful organization for it’s members.

Stay tuned for news on progress around our new initiatives soon.

Production SIG Mission Statement: Improving the art of production in our industry through sharing knowledge, experience, and best practices.

Production SIG Goals
1: To create positive change in the game industry through knowledge sharing within a community of like-minded, experienced professionals.
2: To promote effective leadership practices that make for better games.
3: To increase awareness of the value of production roles and best practices in game development.

Chuck
-Production SIG Chair

Prod SIG Nominations Close May 12

Posted on 10 May 2010 (0)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey.  Based on the survey results, we are going to elect a SIG steering committee and they will then elect the SIG chair (this is also the method the IGDA BoD uses to elect the Chairperson).

The floor is now open for nominations.   The main guideline is that you can’t nominate yourself. You will need to have someone (a sponsor) nominate you.  If you are interested in nominating someone, please check with them first to confirm they are interested.

The nominations will be open until May 12th. Please email me off list with nominations.

The nomination should include:

Candidate Name
Candidates contact info
Candidate Statement

By May 17th, all the candidate statements will be available for review on the IGDA website.  Voting will be begin on May 24th.  This will give you ample time to review the candidate statements and ask them any follow up questions.  Voting will close on May 26th and the steering committee will be announced on May 27th.

This is the first election the Production SIG has held, so there will likely be some kinks along the way (please bear with me).  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the election process, please email me off list.

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