[Event] AMA #24: Blas Ingiulla, Main Organizer of Argentina Train Jam

Blas is the Main Organizer of #ArgTrainJam in Argentina. It’s an event similar to the American Train Jam, where game developers go on a long, scenic train ride through the country, all while trying to make a game before the train reaches its final destination.

Blas is a game developer who lives in Buenos Aires, and he loves supporting the local game development community. He shipped an Android game called The CoreFollow him on Twitter.

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel for text, and the 🔊AMA Voice channel for voice chat. Both channels can be found under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 3rd at 1:00pm ART (GMT-3), and the event will last for one hour.

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[Event] AMA #23: Andrew Glover, Recruiter at Microsoft/Xbox

“I’ve been recruiting in the games industry for 14 years, working at Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Microsoft/Xbox for the past 8 years. I have built teams that have developed some of the worlds most iconic franchises, like FIFANeed for SpeedGears of War and Halo. You can find me on LinkedIn.”

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel for text, and the 🔊AMA Voice channel for voice chat. Both channels can be found under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Friday, April 27th at 11:00am PST, and the event will last for one hour.

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AMA #22: Adolfo Aguirre, PR & Publishing Manager at Lienzo

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Adolfo Aguirre, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

“I’m an Industrial and Systems Engineer, and I serve as the PR & Publishing guy at Lienzo, a game studio located in Chihuahua, México. My role also involves managing the QA efforts, marketing, and community management. I’m in the gaming industry simply because I love video game so much and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else other than games. 🙂”

Follow Adolfo on Twitter: @AdolfoAguirreC

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[Event] AMA #21: Zuoming Shi, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft’s Graphics Drivers Team

“I joined Microsoft about 7 months ago. I am currently in the graphics drivers team, and previously was on the Direct3D (DirectX) team. Before Microsoft, I received a Master’s in Game Science at University of Washington. Ask me about work as a graphics industry developer, Microsoft, or academic careers in games. My personal game projects can be found at zuoming.zone

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel for text, and the 🔊AMA Voice channel for voice chat. Both channels can be found under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 21st at 10:30am PST, and the event will last for one hour.



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AMA #22: Adolfo Aguirre, PR & Publishing Manager at Lienzo

“I’m an Industrial and Systems Engineer, and I serve as the PR & Publishing guy at Lienzo, a game studio located in Chihuahua, México. My role also involves managing the QA efforts, marketing, and community management. I’m in the gaming industry simply because I love video game so much and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else other than games. 🙂”

Follow Adolfo on Twitter: @AdolfoAguirreC

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel, under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 24th at 3:00pm PST, and the event will last for one hour.

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AMA #19: Anna Brandberg, UI/UX Designer at EA-Firemonkeys

Anna works at EA’s Melbourne studio, known as Firemonkeys. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. “I’m a Swedish metalhead living and working in Melbourne as a UI/UX Designer. I’m also a ballerina, skater, typophile, smoothie enthusiast and huge League of Legends dork! Ask Me Anything.” This is a recording of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Anna Brandberg, … Read moreAMA #19: Anna Brandberg, UI/UX Designer at EA-Firemonkeys

[Event] AMA #20: Ed Magnin, Director of Development at Magnin & Associates

Ed Magnin has been working in the game industry for the past 35+ years. Earlier in his career he worked for some of the top game developers of their day – MicroProse, Cinemaware, Virgin Games, and Park Place Productions. Then in 1993, he founded Magnin & Associates and has focused on handheld games ever since — Nintendo Game Boy and DS, then iOS, Android and Windows games.

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel for text, and the 🔊AMA Voice channel for voice chat. Both channels can be found under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00am CDT, and the event will last for one hour.

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[Event] AMA #19: Anna Brandberg, UI/UX Designer at EA-Firemonkeys

Anna works at EA’s Melbourne studio, known as Firemonkeys. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

“I’m a Swedish metalhead living and working in Melbourne as a UI/UX Designer. I’m also a ballerina, skater, typophile, smoothie enthusiast and huge League of Legends dork! Ask Me Anything.”

Location: The IGDA Student SIG Discord Server, on the #ask-me-anything channel for text, and the 🔊AMA Voice channel for voice chat. Both channels can be found under the “Event Channels” category.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 12th at 11:30am AEST, and the event will last for one hour.

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AMA #18: Fernando Reyes Medina, Technical Designer at 343 Industries

Fernando works on Halo‘s multiplayer team. He was born and raised in Mexico City, he graduated with a computer science degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey. Fernando is the founder of Bee Collective, a non-profit game studio focused on creating interactive broadcasting games with 100% of the revenue going to charity. As one of the leads of Xbox’s … Read moreAMA #18: Fernando Reyes Medina, Technical Designer at 343 Industries

AMA #17: Brandon J. Huffman, Founder of Odin Law and Media

Brandon J. Huffman is general counsel to IGDA. He is an attorney and the founder of Odin Law and Media, where he works with game developers and publishers on corporate issues, publishing agreements, intellectual property, privacy and internet regulatory issues. He’s also on a bunch of nonprofit and bar association boards and committees and things. Follow him … Read moreAMA #17: Brandon J. Huffman, Founder of Odin Law and Media