Ugonna is a Senior Web Developer at Rocksteady Studios building internal tools for developers, management and support teams. He has previously worked at Square Enix building numerous promotional websites. He has a keen interest in ensuring the games industry is a welcoming place for LGBTQ+ community members as well as other historically marginalised groups.
A roundtable discussion led by Elli Shapiro and Ugonna Nwosu from Out Making Games, a community interest company established to connect and empower the LGBTQ+ community working in the games industry across the UK. Join us for a conversation about sexuality and gender issues in the content, creation and culture of video games. This is a welcoming space to share your stories and learn from the experience of others in a forum for LGBTQ+ games professionals and students to have frank conversations about the challenges they face.
We will be leveraging the experiences of the attendees to build takeaways such as... ...an understanding of the concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals working in the games industry ...techniques shared from first-hand experiences of celebrating diversity in workplaces ...tips and tricks for pushing for better in-game representation from within the industry ...building a sense of community and optimism for the future!
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Jo Twist, OBE
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Ian Livingstone, CBE
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