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Friday, October 6 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Fall In Love With Game Development Again

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This talk is about injecting the love and pleasure back into every part of our job. When is the last time you tap-danced to work, mumbling “I’m Walking On Sunshine” and smiling at nature? Whenever your job feels like work, it’s an opportunity for realignment and bringing back the looooove into what you do. “I want the fun!” you bellow, “I want to love every part of my job!” Yes! I love your verve.

I’ve spent the last few years experimenting with a wide variety of actionable strategies and practices in sights of making my professional (and personal) life as rich and fulfilling as possible. In this talk, I’ll talk about these practices, what worked, what didn’t, what I still do today, and why. For example, weekly reflections and kickoffs, and my mandatory 30-second dance breaks 3 times every day. There are two primary takeaways: 1) Give attendees a toolbox of enjoyable, low-commitment strategies to try out at home to increase their happiness and productivity, and 2) Empower attendees to define their happiness goals with intention and take more control of their lives. We’ll also have a discussion about our own personal struggles and strategies and learn from each other’s wisdom and mistakes.

Addressing mental health has a bit of a social stigma, which is unfortunate because of the invaluable benefits discussions about mental health provide us. The more we discuss mental health, the more in control of our minds and lives we become.

We all deserve to love what we do every day, and it’s *always* a good time to fall back in love with what we do.

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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the founder and solo dev of My Dog Zorro. Brett and Zorro most recently released Linelight (linelightgame.com) and are finishing up its port to iOS and Android (as of July 2017)! Brett’s been designing and programming games since 2007; he previously worked as a rapid... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
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