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Sunday, August 20 • 18:00 - 19:00
Getting Ahead: Advice on Games Industry Careers

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Description:
It can be difficult to get in to the games industry, and the hit-or-miss and project-based nature of games means that it can be a challenge to follow a single career pathway. Chaired by one of Europe’s leading recruiters and diversity advocates, this panel will look at jobs and careers in games, with first-hand advice from those have made their mark in some of Europe's leading companies. Questions will be welcome. Moderated by David Smith.

Take Away
A much better understanding of how to get a job in games or a promotion in an existing games company.

Audience Adressed: Everyone interested in a job in games.

Moderators
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David Smith

CEO, Interactive Selection
Founder Women in Games WIGJ and BAME - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Games. @wigj & @bameingames | MD Global Games Recruiter, Interactive Selection @GamesJobs; | Headhunter, Diversity advocate, BAFTA member | david@interactiveselection.com

devcom: all Speakers
avatar for Lena Falkenhagen

Lena Falkenhagen

Founder & Narrative Vision, 1narrative
Designing worlds, telling stories and creating characters professionally for over twenty years now, I have published 9 original novels, worked on countless tabletop RPG extensions and designed world and content of Drakensang Online browser game for 5 years. For the past 4 years... Read More →
avatar for Linda Kerkhoff

Linda Kerkhoff

Engineer, Wooga GmbH
Linda joined the games industry as a developer in 2013 after completing her masters in Computer Science for Media at HTW Berlin. Today she’s working at Wooga as an engineer on one of the company's upcoming free-to-play puzzle games. Her passion for having more females join her... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Lemmen

Ruth Lemmen

Interim Management & Coaching, Ruth Lemmen
- Serious Games, Gamification, Industry 4.0 | - Job Recruitment, Employer Branding | - Diversity | - EU and National Funding | - Innovation Management | - Digitization
avatar for Deborah Mensah-Bonsu

Deborah Mensah-Bonsu

Content Marketing, Space Ape Games
I'm a media professional with a decade of experience, first as a print and tv journalist and then as a producer and content guru in games. Before joining Space Ape two and a half years ago I was part of the editorial team at Xbox Upload. I love this industry and the people in it... Read More →

Respawn Speakers
avatar for Deborah Mensah-Bonsu

Deborah Mensah-Bonsu

Content Marketing, Space Ape Games
I'm a media professional with a decade of experience, first as a print and tv journalist and then as a producer and content guru in games. Before joining Space Ape two and a half years ago I was part of the editorial team at Xbox Upload. I love this industry and the people in it... Read More →
avatar for Lena Falkenhagen

Lena Falkenhagen

Founder & Narrative Vision, 1narrative
Designing worlds, telling stories and creating characters professionally for over twenty years now, I have published 9 original novels, worked on countless tabletop RPG extensions and designed world and content of Drakensang Online browser game for 5 years. For the past 4 years... Read More →
avatar for Linda Kerkhoff

Linda Kerkhoff

Engineer, Wooga GmbH
Linda joined the games industry as a developer in 2013 after completing her masters in Computer Science for Media at HTW Berlin. Today she’s working at Wooga as an engineer on one of the company's upcoming free-to-play puzzle games. Her passion for having more females join her... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Lemmen

Ruth Lemmen

Interim Management & Coaching, Ruth Lemmen
- Serious Games, Gamification, Industry 4.0 | - Job Recruitment, Employer Branding | - Diversity | - EU and National Funding | - Innovation Management | - Digitization


Sunday August 20, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
[RSP] Channel 2 - Carousel Stage 4th FloorCONGRESS CENTRE EASTCongress-Centrum Ost KoelnmesseDeutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne