Sounds interesting, how does it work?
Look, this year has been a rough enough year as it is, and the fact that most of us can't physically get together to send it off with a proper commiseration/celebration is super disappointing.
HOWEVER, we've figured out a way to do this in a virtual space that is actually fun and won't give you video call fatigue, plus it gives folks the chance to hang out and network with NEW friends, while recreating the kind of atmosphere we used to have at the bars and venues around gaming conventions (plus much safer too).
So we're going to use our virtual knowledge for the greater good - to put on what is probably the ONLY games industry end-of-year party in the world right now, and at the same time raise money for the IGDA Foundation and their quest to advance the careers of underrepresented developers around the world.
"GIG is a global meetup, and as a result connects POC in the gaming industry from all over the world. The cultural and gender diversity continues to grow with the event and that's in part due to the inclusive tone set by the organizers."
"Since being invited to GIG, I've met so many people who are just fascinating. Its wonderful to go one minute from having an in-depth talk about tutorial building, to a discussion on how to make cocktails with leftovers."
"GIG is the closest thing to a party I've been to all year."
Once registered, you'll receive a custom Zoom invite, click to join at any point during the event's 24 hours, and you'll be welcomed into the call by one of our hosts, who will be on hand during the entire event to help and assist you.
You'll then be placed into a random breakout room with 4-5 other gaming industry folks for 20 minutes, where you’ll have a chance to chat with people who you may not typically meet, find unique opportunities to socialize, and maybe even have some interesting business discussions.
There are two ways to register:
Additionally, if you'd just like to donate to this excellent cause, you can do so right here!Register for the GIG Buy a Ticket
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