April 2015 I was appointed as an organizer for the International Game Developer Association – Cincinnati chapter. Since then I have treated this community and organization like my own startup. Looking for new ways to bring people together to create games, educate, create jobs and have fun doing so. Each month I hold two meetings a month, One will always be a networking meet up, allowing everyone to get together, meet the new members and show off some games they are working on.
The second meetup is in constant rotation of various topics. We reach out the industry speakers to get their take on how they got into the industry, various tips, what they are working on and an inside glimpse of some of the accomplishments and struggles the had when developing their game. There is always a game jam every three months to always give member’s the opportunity to create a game based on a topic I will provide. Project’s & Pizza is a more hands on networking event allowing member’s to bring in the game they are working on and get direct feedback.