Anna Morris-Peters is passionate about delivering cutting-edge design that brings measurable improvement to users and businesses. In addition to UX design and product management she has in-depth knowledge of creating and managing successful teams, so provides an informed approach to production and solutions architecture. She's also well into books and doggos and wishes she had hundreds of both.
Playing games is awesome! Making games is awesome! So, if all we do with our days is make and play games, we should be really happy all the time, right? Right?! Unfortunately, there's no magic wand for great mental health and, despite working in the amazing industry we do, we all have to face personal challenges along the way. So, how can we foster an environment of sharing to combat isolation? How can our line managers/coaches help? And how can we introduce variety into our lives to minimise happiness dependence on work? In this session, you'll hear from others about strategies they've used to improve their wellbeing and be invited to share your own (there is no obligation to do so!).
Develop:Brighton brings together the game dev community to share ideas, learn and be inspired by each other. So if you have an idea for a conference session we'd love to hear it. Hurry - the deadline for submissions is 19 February!find out more
Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton 2020 - including speaking in the conference, taking a booth in the Expo or becoming a sponsor.Find out more