Preferring in-game PvP over the real thing, Nigel exchanged a military career for leading software startups and dev teams. Nearly 30 years on, Nigel embodies the Old Man Yells At Cloud meme, from extensive triple-A, VR and mobile experience, to work in legacy systems made from duct tape and superglue. At Snowed In Studios, Nigel is part of the management team as Studio Director of Production, co-managing strategy, delivery, business development and operations during its scaling from 30 developers to almost 200. With a love of strategy and psychology, Nigel earned Agile and PM certifications to settle philosophical disputes once and for all, teaches leadership based on Canadian Forces principles, and holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
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Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
People should come to Develop because it’s where the UK games industry meets.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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!
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
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