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Sunday, October 8 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Global Game Jam: A 10 year Retrospective

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When the first Global Game Jam was held in 2009, we thought it was a magnificent achievement; 23 countries making games at the same time! Surely, we thought, this is as global as it gets for indie game development. Now ten years later, GGJ has been instrumental in changing game democratization and helping establish the indie game movement around the world. The event has changed lives, launched careers and is held in a whopping 100 countries and growing. At our upcoming 10 Year Anniversary in 2018 we expect to have 40,000 jammers and 8000 NEW games made in one weekend. Join founders Susan Gold and Foaad Khosmood in a session about the GGJ's upcoming 10 year anniversary. Learn the origin story of the world's largest game creation event and see some of the most awesome games that started out as GGJ prototypes, including many IndieCade submissions!

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Susan Gold

Susan Gold (@goldfile) is the creator of the much loved Global Game Jam, the annual event that brings together game developers from around the world. Susan is working on launching GGJ NEXT, a game jam and curriculum for young creators. Susan's work fosters creativity, nurtures growth... Read More →
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Foaad Khosmood

Associate Professor, Call Poly
Foaad Khosmood (@foaadk) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, and the Forbes Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). His research interests include Natural Language Processing (NLP), Game AI and Game Education. He... Read More →

Sunday October 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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