GamesConf

Games Fleadh GamesPro : Digital Game Professionals Speakers for Wed March 4th 2020

TimeSpeakerOrganisation profile
14:15 - 14:55Stephen FarleyTrocaireStephen Farley is the current Development Education Manager for Trócaire, based in Maynooth. Stephen has a degree in Politics, a Masters in History, and is a qualified teacher who taught various subjects for 10 years in Post Primary schools in Ireland and England. He moved home to Ireland and began working for Trócaire in 2015, as Post primary Development Education officer. In recent years, the Development Education team in Trócaire have been working with a variety of people to explore the potential of Games Based Learning to help young people and their educators to explore global justice issues. In 2017 Trócaire developed the first digital Development Education game in Ireland, called 'Project Honduras', exploring the effects of Climate Change in Honduras, and how people and communities cope with these effects. Since then, Trócaire has continued to develop other games exploring a variety of global issues, including fossil fuel extraction, and rainforest destruction. In 2019, Trócaire launched their game s design competition for young people, called Game Changers, and are now in the second year of that competition.
14:55 - 15:40Alex Mann EAI’m Alex Mann – a Development Manager for development teams based in EA Ireland, and a hobbyist of online games and communities.
I manage the Galway development teams of automation tools, platforms & frameworks used for testing and development at EA studios worldwide. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a focus around EA’s live services during my time with EA over the past 7 years, and I organise community events within our various game communities.
15:40 - 16:20Steve EwartHsvokSteve Ewart has been working with Havok Developers for over 15 years. He is now connecting with the customers and community users taking their first steps with Unity and Havok Physics.

16:20 - 16:45Games Fleadh 2020 Game Studio Awards