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Heather M Decker
Works at Zynga
Attended Savannah College of Art and Design
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Don't miss IGDA Chicago's board game night!
 
Please join us for board games at Geek Bar Beta on July 27th!
https://boardgamesinjuly.eventbrite.com
Please join us in gathering for board games at Geek Bar Beta®. Simply show this Eventbrite RSVP for a free board game rental during the event! Otherwise, go ahead and treat yourself to any number of goodies from Geek Bar's extensive menu of food, drink, and game options as you unwind and socialize with fellow game devs in the community. We hope to see you there!
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Don't miss IGDA Chicago's fireside chat with Louis Castle on May 4th!
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Going to #GDC? Come show some #Chicago  #gamedev love on Wednesday, March 4 at 11am at the #IGDA  booth!
 
Have you seen what IGDA Chicago is up to? Please join us at the IGDA booth at the Game Developers Conference and find out!
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/igda-chicagos-community-hour-at-gdc-tickets-15688437539
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Please join us for our fourth annual #GGJ Play Party on February 16th! #gamedev #Chicago
 
Play and demo local #Chicago Global Game Jam submissions from 7-9pm on February 16th at DePaul's Daley Building!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggj-play-party-2015-tickets-15591874717
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Hey, #Chicago #gamedev folks: the Game Dev Holiday Mixer is tonight! I'm hoping to see you all there, but if not, you can still contribute to our donation drive for Comer Children's Hospital by donating online:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/game-dev-holiday-mixer-2014-presented-by-igda-chicago-industry-night-tickets-14718743157
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Hey #Chicago   #gamedev  folks: have you seen what we're raffling for charity at the Game Dev Holiday Mixer on Tuesday at the Emporium?

Don't miss your chance to win any of this wonderful stuff for just a $5 ticket, which supports the Comer Children's Hospital!

http://game-dev-holiday-mixer-2014.eventbrite.com
 
Feeling lucky? We have some really great prizes for the Game Dev Holiday Mixer charity raffle!

Video Game Trading cards
https://flic.kr/p/qpUUkT

Injustice: Gods Among Us for PS4
https://flic.kr/p/q4Psi4

...just to name a couple!

View the full array of dazzling prizes here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/igdachicago/sets/72157649666884072/

Raffle tickets are just $5 and you can get them in advance:
http://game-dev-holiday-mixer-2014.eventbrite.com

See you Tuesday! :)
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+Ross Hersemann and +Suzanne Jackiw will be speaking about legal issues in game development on June 23rd from 7-9pm at DePaul CDM!
 
Please save the date! On June 23rd from 7-9pm, Ross A. Hersemann and Suzanne Jackiw will be giving a talk on legal issues in games, followed by a Q&A session.

https://legalbasicsforgamedevelopers.eventbrite.com
Are you a Chicago Area video game developer, artist, student, or hobbyist? Do you have an amazing project that you’d like to legally protect and market? Do you have questions about how legal frameworks apply to the unique medium of video games? You’re in luck. The IGDA Chicago proudly presents: Legal Basics for Game Developers.   This academic panel will discuss and explain the most common legal pitfalls for those who make games. Local legal mind...
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Oh, look! There's a  #Chicago   #gamedev   #sound  panel on April 29th!
 
We have a fantastic lineup of local audio professionals who will be tackling questions from the community from 7-9pm on April 29th at The Starter League!

http://sound-waves-and-music-staves.eventbrite.com

Submit your questions using the form linked on the event page. We'll see you then!
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This week's Humble Bundle supports the IGDA Foundation, which is responsible for awesome things like the IGDA Scholarships program!
 
Buy this week's Humble Weekly Bundle and support the IGDA Foundation! http://wp.me/p4FXn8-6t
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Volunteer with the IGDA at #GDC and get a free Expo Pass. Applications close January 18th!
http://www.igda.org/?page=gdc2015volunteer
Last day to submit your application is 18 January @ 10pm (PST)! Earn your attendance by completing approximately 12-15 hours of on-site work with the IGDA at the 2015 Game Developers Conference! Benefits of Volunteering. A free, non-transferable Expo Pass to the event (unless you already have a ...
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Last year, your Game Dev Holiday Mixer donations really made a difference. We received a wonderful thank you letter from Comer Children's Hospital about how despite a high patient volume, they were able to provide gifts for all of the patients and their siblings, thanks to our contributions.

So let's do more good again this year! When we contribute to this cause, Children's Hospital patients get a special visit from Santa and wonderful gifts to cheer them up. Additionally, their families receive comfort because there's one less thing to worry about in the midst of an extremely challenging time.

You can contribute online or at the event:
http://game-dev-holiday-mixer-2014.eventbrite.com

Or bring new, non-violent toys to the event:
http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/specialties/child-life/involved/donate.html

Don't forget: Drink + Token Vouchers, raffle tickets, and tournament spots all contribute to the cause!

We truly have an awesome #gamedev community here in #Chicago and I'm looking forward to seeing how much joy we can bring patients and families at the Children's Hospital this year!
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The Game Dev Holiday Mixer is coming up on Tuesday, December 16th from 7-11pm at +Emporium Arcade Bar! We've got local games being demoed on stage and a taco feast to compliment our a charity drive for the Comer Children's Hospital, including a drink and token package deal, a raffle full of great prizes (like games, comics, and trading cards) and a Killer Instinct arcade cabinet tournament!

http://game-dev-holiday-mixer-2014.eventbrite.com

Let's celebrate how awesome the Chicago game dev community is with good times for a good cause!
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Technical Artist
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  • Zynga
    Lead Technical Artist, 2014 - present
  • Zynga
    Senior Technical Artist, 2013 - 2014
  • Spooky Cool Labs
    Technical Artist, 2012 - 2013
  • Clinton Community College
    Adjunct Faculty, 2011 - 2012
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I work, play, eat, sleep, and breathe GAMES!
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2011 IGDA E3 Scholar, 2012 IGDA Summit / Casual Connect Scholar, 2013 IGDA MVP Award
Education
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    Interactive Design and Game Development, 2010 - 2012
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Game Art and Design, 2006 - 2009
  • Clinton Community College
    Graphic Arts, 2004 - 2006
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