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Reminder: Register for GDC 2017 by tomorrow to avoid paying full price!  
by Staff [02.24.17]
With just over a day left until your window to register for GDC 2017 at less than full price closes, conference organizers are encouraging anyone interested in attending to register now!
Serious, GDC

If you're coming to GDC 2017, know your GDC Code of Conduct!  
by Staff [02.23.17]
GDC 2017 is happening next week! As we prepare for the show, GM of GDC events and all-around Boss Lady Meggan Scavio is here to highlight the official code of conduct for GDC and its related events.
Serious, GDC

Coming to GDC 2017 next week? Use these travel tips and discounts!  
by Staff [02.23.17]
GDC officials have worked with local transit companies to arrange special discounts for GDC 2017 attendees! Also, they want to encourage attendees to get out and enjoy San Francisco during the how.
Serious, GDC

Ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike raises fresh questions about game dev unions 2
by Alex Wawro [02.22.17]
"What if actors get royalties and the programmers don't? You can imagine what that could trigger," composer Tommy Tallarico told Motherboard. "The reality is that it should."

Video: Improving our games through subversive diversity  
by Staff [02.16.17]
Game devs Catt Small and Shawn Alexander Allen take the stage at GDC 2016 to talk about how you can create more diverse and inclusive games, and why that's a valuable thing you should be doing.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Video, Vault

Step up your teaching game by attending GDC 2017's Education Summit  
by Staff [02.16.17]
Don't miss out on these great education-focused talks that will be taking place during the Education Summit at GDC 2017 later this month!
Console/PC, Serious, Indie, GDC

Over 100 tech companies sign brief detailing harms of US travel ban  
by Alissa McAloon [02.06.17]
Update Zynga, Microsoft, Google, Bungie & 100+ other tech companies signed a legal brief on Sunday to oppose the selective travel and immigration ban put in place by the President of the United States.

Obituary: Ember Entertainment tester Wesley Warren Olson  
by Chris Kerr [02.06.17]
Ember Entertainment tester Wesley Warren Olson has passed away at the age of 30.

The Ultimate Guide to Parties at GDC 2017  
by Nolan Clemmons [02.27.17]
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is next week. There will be plenty of sessions and meetings during the day. After 5:00 PM is when most of the parties will start to open. Some are great for networking and entertainment. Here's a list of them for you.
Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie

Just Do It! Importance and instruments of market research  
by Ilya Eremeev [02.27.17]
How to understand your target audience and minimize risks? Practices and instruments, which can help you evaluate your strategy and choose new projects wisely.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

Designing a simple game AI using Finite State Machines  
by Carl Berglund [02.27.17]
A simple approach to a simple game AI. We here debrief our process of designing a smart enough AI using a Finite State Machine, enjoy :)
Programming, Serious, Indie

All the things you can do with an expo pass at GDC!  
by Brandon Sheffield [02.24.17]
A lot of people don't realize how much you can do with an expo pass. I'm a big advocate for them, so here's a big explainer!
Audio, VR, GDC, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VRDC

5 tips to get in the video game industry  
by Gerardo Garcia [02.23.17]
Some people may say that “you got lucky” when you land a job in the industry. Well, I don’t believe in luck, I believe in chances and odds. And there are somethings you can do (or don’t do) to increase your odds in order to get the job. 
Business/Marketing, Serious

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Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Producer, Games

Disruptor Beam — FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, United States

Bohemia Interactive Simulations - US — Orlando, Florida, United States

Sharecare Inc — Sarasota, Florida, United States
Senior Technical Artist

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Dev Team Leader

InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
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Bohemia Interactive Simulations - CZ — Prague, Czech Republic
Game Designer

Tencent Games — Palo Alto, California, United States
Strategic Partner Director/Manager
Strategic Partner Director/Manager | Palo Alto, CA

Tencent Games — Shenzhen, China
Gameplay Programmer
Gameplay Programmer | Shenzhen, Guangdong, China