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Andrew is completing a bachelor degree in Game Development with a focus in production at Cogswell College. This is his second semester as an intern for the SV IGDA/Bay Area Game and App Group where he has helped organize events such as the Game Dojos Accelerator and SV IGDA Meet Ups. He has been heavily involved at Cogswell as the Student Body President and within Student Life as a Resident Assistant. After college, Andrew will be pursuing a career in video game development as a producer.
Ann is founder of HTML5DevConf, Game Design Conference (new), Game Dojos Game Accelerator, Bay Area Game and App Developers, and a long time mobileweb game developer. Ann is a game developer who joined the game industry with Macromedia Shockwave.com where she worked on some of the worlds first hit browser based casual web games and original work web showcases for such artists as Tim Burton and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park. She and partner Liran Nuna eventually formed their own game development company. Together they worked on social and mobile games for the local school system and companies such as Crafted Fun, Quizmonster, Zynga. After having prototyped the hit game “It Girl” which morphed later into “Top Girl” on mobile for Crowdstar, Ann’s partner stayed on at YouWeb and their small dev company concluded with a reasonably happy ending. Ann founded the HTML5 Developers Conference, Bay Area Game and App Developers Group, Games.js, and chairs the Silicon Valley IGDA and the SF Mobile Dev Group. Ann is always interested in the next platforms and the next games and the art of fun.
Project Manager, Social Media Specialist
Ellis works as Project Manager and Social Media Specialist by day, while moonlighting as an artist and writer for no pay at all (ha...).He spends most of his free time on his personal project, of which you may occasionally see random sketches of at his Tumblr page or on his Deviant Art. You can also find him on Twitter at @EllisK01
The The Game Design Conference was created to give game designers a place to gather and learn from each other. And the best way to learn is to spend time with people who are actually working as game designers, perfecting their craft and bestowing their knowledge to you. The Game Design Conference provides a variety of forums for learning, from workshops and sessions with experts to the in between, where attendees informally connect and share questions, knowledge, and perspectives with their peers.
Game Dojos is a rigorous 3 month session of hands-on workshops, seminars, and mentorship with the leading producers, designers, developers, marketers, distributors, and investors in the industry. They provide your team with free or subsidized options for bay area work space and funding assistance options. Game Dojos has been honored with extremely strong responses from veterans with arrays of games and millions of downloads, creative young startups, as well as innovative and worthwhile platforms and tools.
The Bay Area Game and App Development Group is a place to grow and present your games and apps and related tools and platforms. Find other game developers for your projects. Get or give advice on design, funding, art, technical architecture, careers for your game or application. Find cohorts and support for your plans for your game or app to take over the world!
The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. We bring together developers at conferences, in local chapters and in special interest groups to improve their lives and craft. The Silicon Valley & San Francisco IGDA chapter is dedicated to improving developer lives through community, professional development, advocacy and fun.