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8/1/12 Meeting Minutes

Posted on August 22nd, by Heather Decker in General, Meeting Minutes. No Comments

Board of Directors Meeting
1 August, 2012

Meeting called to order at 2:04 CDT and adjourned at 2:36pm CDT.

Board Members in Attendance

Attended by: Jay, Sheri, Neal, and Heather via Skype

Absent board members: Jared

Agenda

To Keep in Mind

Community outreach with local schools, press, investors, other professionals
Paid events, event sponsorships, organization sponsorships
Bringing in a speaker

Old Business

July Power Dinner review
CityBuild
Volunteers Wanted page

Newsletter
Studios list
Schools page

New Business

August Event
Reimbursements
Updates

Jay
Sheri
Heather
Jared
Neal

Meeting Notes

July Power Dinner

It overall went well
We will work to increase communication with studios

CityBuild

Neal will take point on CityBuild and get the ball rolling

Volunteers Wanted page

Continue to reach out for volunteers to help with chapter tasks

August Event

Focus on September events

Sponsors

Jay is working with Jared on seeking sponsors

Reimbursements for Chapter Expenses

Must be within 60 days

Updates

Jay

“get the most out of your game jam” panel

Heather

Educator/Studio dinner

Sheri

Organizing volunteers for GGJ

Neal

Future Tutorials – could leverage Code Academy classrooms

Motion Summary

Motion to approve the changes to the reimbursement … Read More »



Two New Videos Posted

Posted on August 4th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, General. No Comments

We recently posted two new videos from our events on the IGDA Chicago YouTube Channel.  Go watch “You’ve Graduated, Now What” and our recent “Meet the Press” videos (and many more) right now!



7/11/12 Meeting Minutes

Posted on July 19th, by Heather Decker in General, Meeting Minutes. No Comments

Board of Directors Meeting
11 July, 2012

Meeting called to order at 2:02pm CDT and adjourned at 2:23pm CDT.

Board Members in Attendance

Attended by: Sheri, Jay, Neal, and Heather via Skype

Absent board members: Jared

Agenda

To Keep in Mind

Community outreach with local schools, press, investors, other professionals
Paid events
Paid sponsored “recommended professionals” page
Bringing in a speaker

Old Business

Techweek

Post-mortem

Volunteers

Newsletter
Studios list

New Business

July Power Dinner
July Event (Meet The Press)
Chitag?
Apprenticeships
Investors Page?
Updates

Jay
Sheri
Heather
Jared
Neal

Meeting Notes

Volunteers: we’re tracking them in a list of people who have volunteered and what for, and another list to track projects they are assigned to.

July Power Dinner

Start getting involvement with planning events
Engaging outside the core game dev community
Techweek postmortem
Talk about getting active in ChiTAG

Jay is going to the Nerdery next week, all welcome to attend, too.

Neal is partnering with Citybuild, which organizes benefit concerts, coming to Chicago in August or Sept.

Interested in partnering with IGDA
High profile performers, events and activities
Want … Read More »



Post-mortem: IGDA Chicago + Techweek Gaming Lounge

Posted on July 17th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, General. 3 comments

On April 12 I sent out a message on the IGDA Chicago Facebook group: “Wouldn’t it be neat if we held the 2nd annual IGDA/ICG ‘Chicago Games Showcase’ at Chicago Tech Week? Can anyone help get us in the door?” Three weeks later we were in, and thus began two months of non-stop Techweek work during most of my free waking hours.

This writeup isn’t just a post-mortem of the IGDA Chicago’s Techweek Gaming Lounge, but of everything leading up to it. That includes analysis of our communication with our studios, organization of the event, press we did for the event, execution of the Gaming Lounge, and much more. But before I continue, I want to emphasize two things:

Overall, I consider the IGDA Chicago Gaming Lounge at Techweek a great achievement of the new IGDA Chicago Board. Bringing together 15 studios … Read More »



IGDA Chicago Board Change

Posted on May 3rd, by IGDA Chicago in General. 1 Comment

I’d first like to start this off by wishing our old Business Development Board Member, Christian Arca, all of the best in NYC.  Christian was key in getting the IGDA Chicago newsletter off the ground and starting off the “Power Lunch” meetings that we’ve been holding downtown on a monthly basis.  We’re going to miss him.

And now I’d like to welcome Jared Steffes to the board!  You can read more about Jared here.

Jared has been helping out at the IGDA Chicago since our reboot, from sitting as a panelist at our events, to the advice he’s offered us throughout our startup process.  We look forward to the ideas, experience, and relationships that Jared will bring to the table.  I’m sure you’ll be hearing from him soon!



IGDA Chicago Board of Director Elections – 2011 Candidates

Posted on December 11th, by sheri in Elections, General. 6 comments

Hi All,

Elections for the IGDA Chicago Board of Directors are about to get underway (December 12th). We have 7 nominees running for 5 seats. We present to you the candidates for the IGDA Chicago BoD below so you can review who it is that has stepped up and is asking for your vote to let them help run IGDA Chicago.

If you are a paid IGDA core member please keep an eye on your inboxes tomorrow for your link to vote.

Stay awesome!
Sheri

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(The following are presented in alphabetical order by last name.)

Christian Arca:

For the past 4 years the one constant in my life has been the game industry. I began at Agora Games in Troy, NY where I worked with amazing people in a small team. As time passed Agora grew and so did the industry. Soon enough I wasn’t just working … Read More »


IGDA Chicago Jobs Board

Posted on December 6th, by IGDA Chicago in General. No Comments

After some deliberation on how to best go about it, I’ve finally finished building the IGDA Chicago job board. If you’re a Chicago games company and have any current job openings, please take the time to visit the site and post them up; it should only take about 2 minutes total.

Also, the job board is in its infancy, so please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to make it better.





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