Games Fleadh GamesPro : Digital Game Professionals Speakers for  Games Fleadh 23

TimeSpeakerOrganisationTitle profile
14:00 - 14:30Brenda RomeroRomero GamesIt was Her?Brenda Romero is a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright recipient who entered the game industry in 1981. She has worked on over 50 games, including seminal titles in the Wizardry, Ghost Recon and Dungeons & Dragons franchises. Away from the machine, her analog series of games, The Mechanic is the Message, has drawn national and international acclaim. Most recently, in 2021, she received a Legend Award from the New York Game Critics, and the inaugural Grace Hopper Award presented by Science Foundation Ireland at the Women in Tech conference.
14:30 - 15:00Keith O'ConnorRomero GamesA Junior Coder Survival GuideKeith O'Conor is CTO of Galway-based game development studio Romero Games. He's a programmer at heart and has years of experience in the games industry, having worked on AAA titles such as the Far Cry series, Watch_Dogs, and Prototype 1 & 2. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin and has presented 3D graphics research papers at leading conferences such as Siggraph, Eurographics, and I3D, as well as having written articles for well-known industry publications such as Game Developer Magazine.
15.00 - 15.30David Allen & Alex MannElectronic ArtsEA in Ireland - Supporting the live service transformation

David Allen is a Senior Engineering Manager within the Frostbite Engineering Workflows team. He has been with EA for just over 3 years. Previously worked in the motor industry specialising in R&D Software Development for Autonomous Vehicles.
He qualified from Dublin City University with a BSc in Mathematics and Computing. He has always loved games, FIFA and Battlefield being two of his favourite games.

Alex Mann
After finishing university in the UK, Alex joined EA in Ireland back in 2011 within the Customer Experience team. Since then, he’s worked across multiple areas of development within the EA teams to support, analyse and develop around live services for games. Today he’s a Program Manager working on EA’s in-house game engine Frostbite, helping develop the engine for many future games coming from EA over the coming years.
15:30 - 16:00John RomeroRomero GamesDoom a 30 year celebration - A fire side chat with John RomeroJohn Romero is a self-taught programmer, game designer and level designer whose work spans over 130 games, 108 of which have been published commercially. Romero is considered to be the "father of first-person shooters" having led the design and contributed to the programming and audio design of the iconic and genre-defining games Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, Quake, Heretic and Hexen, and his products have won well over 100 awards. Romero was also one of the earliest supporters of eSports and a professional-level DOOM and Quake player. Romero is presently working on a new first-person shooter with a major publisher.
16:00 to 16:20Games Fleadh 2023 Game Studio Awards