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.
-Production SIG Chair
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:
Candidates contact info
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.