Getting Started in Game Development

Poornima Seetharaman
Poornima Seetharaman
Getting Started in Game Development

You don’t have to be a gamer to land a job in the gaming industry.

Poornima Seetharaman, Director of Design at Zynga, says that passion and creativity go much further than gaming skills when you’re getting started.

When Poornima began her career in game development 15 years...

You don’t have to be a gamer to land a job in the gaming industry.

Poornima Seetharaman, Director of Design at Zynga, says that passion and creativity go much further than gaming skills when you’re getting started.

When Poornima began her career in game development 15 years ago, she never expected gaming would turn into a multibillion dollar industry that creates meaningful experiences and connects people all around the world.

Join us as Poornima shares her journey from new engineer to Women in Games Hall of Fame member, as well as tips and tricks to help you break into the industry.

In this chat, you’ll:

  • Gain an inside look at what the gaming industry look like
  • Hear about roles and opportunities you can find in gaming
  • Learn what diversity and inclusion look like in the industry

Meet The Speaker

Poornima Seetharaman
Poornima Seetharaman
Director of Design, Zynga
Poornima has been part of the gaming industry for over 15 years and is currently a Director of Design at Zynga. She is a Women in Games Ambassador at WIGJ and the founder of Women in Games India (WIGIN) and also a Hall of Fame Inductee at the Global WIG Awards 2020, making her the first Indian game developer to receive such an honour. You can know more about her at http://drowlife.com/
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