Please join us for our March party at Bocoup! GDC – that behemoth of networking, schmoozing and deal making – is just around the corner. All the more reason to come hear WIG-Boston co-organizer Emma Clarkson discuss her unorthodox journey into the games industry. Please note, after over a year at MeYouHealth, we are in a different location this month at the new offices of Bocoup. See more below for location, public transit and parking information.
“Self-taught or mentored in the game industry? …Yes!”
Emma Clarkson, Outact, Inc.
What is the best way to learn the skills needed for a career in game development? Emma Clarkson, Producer and game designer for Marlborough-based studio Outact Inc. offers her perspective on the best ways to develop your inherent skills and foster new ones while building your professional path in games. The game industry can be a challenging one offering less stability than others, and figuring out methods to develop your skills along your journey is crucial. Starting in marketing, then moving to community management, and now working in design and production, Emma has taken a less traditional path in her game industry career in the greater Boston area. Join us as we discuss different strategies for pursuing and developing the skills needed to build a career in games.
Emma Clarkson first jammed her foot in the door of the games industry in 2010 when she joined iOS/Android developer Metaversal Studios as Marketing Manager. From there she joined Tencent Boston/Stomp Games in 2012 as Community Manager and Marketing Analyst, launching the Unity3D game Robot Rising to audiences on Facebook. Between studio roles she has done marketing and community work with Boston’s independent developer community and most recently has settled into the multi-hatted role of Producer and Lead Content Designer for (and founding member of) Outact Inc., a startup team of veteran developers working on a next-generation mobile strategy title.
Bocoup is located at 201 South Street, First Floor – a short walk from South Station T and commuter rail stop. For those driving, there are meters on South Street which often (though not always) have open spots in the evening. Otherwise, the South Station parking garage is located across the street from Bocoup at 750 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111.
- Monday, March 7, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
- Bocoup – 201 South Street. First Floor. Boston, MA 02111