Liz Prince is the Business Manager at award-winning recruitment specialist Amiqus. She is also founder of G Into Gaming, an initiative to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces in games. Putting the G into Gaming has four focuses: - Attracting women into games from other industries - Supporting women already working in the games sector - Working with schools, universities and colleges to promote games as an attractive career option for girls and young women
Covering gender, LGBTQ and BAME D&I, this panel discussion will be fully representative and will provide actionable tips and advice on how to create a fully diverse and inclusive workforce. Following the launch of Ukie's Diversity Census, as well as its #Raisethegame Pledge, it is clear that studios want to take action - they just don't know where to start, and don't necessarily have the resources. The panel will provide real advice, as well as demonstrating why diversity is important for your business.
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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.
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 a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
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!
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
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
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