June 22, 2021

Jam City to be featured developer at Gay Gaming Pros Pride 2021 Twitch Event

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We are excited to announce that Jam City will be the highlighted developer at Gay Gaming Pros’ (GGP) annual PRIDE Twitch Steam on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th. The weekend will be dedicated to celebrating Queer pride through one-of-a-kind industry talks, giveaways, and exciting announcements. 

Jam City will present six talks on representation in the industry, product management in games, and much, much more. You can see the full schedule of Jam City sessions below. 

Watch Event Live:https://www.twitch.tv/gaygamingpros

Friday, June 25th (all times in PST):

Engineering in Gaming
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST

We’re bringing the developers behind some of your favorite Jam City games directly to you. Join us for an informational session on engineering opportunities in gaming, different engineering teams in game development, and hear first hand advice on breaking into an engineering role within games. 

  • Alex Emmet – Manager, Software Engineering
  • Nicole Zhang – UI Engineer
  • Joram Clevius – Senior Platform Engineer

Breaking into Gaming: Insight into landing a role in the industry
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm PST

Whether you’re looking for your first internship in gaming or you’re considering a career switch into the industry, this session with our Studio Vice President & Co-General Manager, Nacia Chambers, is sure to provide you with insight into a career in game development. With over 15 years of experience in games, Nacia co-leads the development behind our Disney titles including Emoji Blitz, Pop Town, and Frozen Adventures. 

  • Nacia Chambers – Co-General Manager

Bringing your authentic self to work: The value of inclusion in gaming
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm PST

It goes without saying, we perform the best where we are recognized and celebrated for who we are and for our own unique ideas. Join us for this moderated session on the value of inclusion in the workplace with Jam City’s own Head of DEI, Fran Phillips. 

  • Francisca Phillips – Head of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Andrew Gonzalez – Recruiting Ops & Partnerships Associate

Saturday, June 26th (all times in PST):

Product in Gaming: An overview of Product Management within the industry
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm PST

At Jam City, we’re player centric and obsessed with creating a player experience that is engaging and fun for players all over the world.  At the core, is our Product Managers who advocate on behalf of our players while simultaneously driving growth and continuously finding new ways to improve our games. Join us for a session that highlights a day in the life of a Product Manager and how to land a career in product management. 

  • Simone Heard – Director, Recruiting
  • Jenny Tai – Director, Product Management
  • Yash Bharganwar – Senior Product Manager
  • Suzy Kong – Associate Product Manager
  • Jose Najera – Product Manager

Why gender representation in gaming matters: A conversation with Brooke McKnight of Jam City
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm PST

The face of a “gamer” is evolving and so are the changemakers behind some of today’s best games – we’re talking about the badass women who are driving the industry forward. Join us for a conversation with Jam City’s Brooke Mcknight on the importance of gender representation in gaming. 

  • Brooke McKnight – Vice President, Product Marketing

Creating the standout portfolio: Advice on making the perfect portfolio
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Whether its art, design, or motion graphics – having a strong portfolio can make you a standout amongst candidates when applying for roles in the gaming industry. Hear from Jam City’s Jackson Wang (UX/UI Director) and Vincent Parea (Art Director) on what they look for in strong portfolios and tips on how to compile, organize, and present your very own. 

  • Vincent Perea – Studio Art Director
  • Jackson Wang – UI / UX Director

Join us for this weekend stream and tune in to hear from Jam City team members on the value of representation and the career opportunities available in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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