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Heather M Decker
Works at Zynga
Attended Savannah College of Art and Design
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Don't miss this! It's going to be so much fun! #chicago  #gamedev
 
Please join us for our annual Game Dev Holiday Mixer from 7-11pm on December 15th at the Emporium Arcade Bar! Let's raise a ton of donations for Comer Children's Hospital together and have a great time!
https://gamedevholidaymixer2015.eventbrite.com
IGDA Chicago and Industry Night proudly present: Game Dev Holiday Mixer 2015! We’re hosting an exciting evening of fun for game developers of all disciplines at the Emporium Arcade Bar, complete with food from NetherRealm and Wargaming, and best of all, we’ll be raising donations for The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital! Drink+Token Vouchers Each Drink+Token Voucher is good for two well or PBR drinks and ten game tokens (...
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Don't miss this, #chicago #gamedev folks!
 
Please join us on September 23rd at Columbia College from 7-9pm for a special guest speaker: Elizabeth Zelle from Volition will be talking about diversity and inclusivity in games! 
https://diversity-and-inclusivity-at-volition.eventbrite.com
Volition has a history of titles that feature inclusive mechanics and a diverse array of characters. Elizabeth Zelle will discuss this history, and specifically how inclusivity and diversity in games can improve the player experience, grounded in a psychological perspective.    Speaker Bio Elizabeth Zelle is a user researcher at Deep-Silver Volition, where she conducts playtests, player research, analysis, and reporting on a wide variety of Deep...
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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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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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Nominations are open for two IGDA Chicago Board seats up for election in December!
 
The 2015 IGDA Chicago Board Elections will take place next month. There are two seats up for election and candidate nominations are open through November 23rd. Please spread the word and be sure to submit your nominations before the deadline!
http://igdachicago.com/?p=2231
The 2015 IGDA Chicago Board Elections are just around the corner in December and our local IGDA members will be voting on two available Board seats. These newly elected Board members will join the three standing Board members in volunteering their time and energy to move the chapter forward in ...
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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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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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I work, play, eat, sleep, and breathe GAMES!
Bragging rights
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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Technical Artist
Employment
  • Zynga
    Lead Producer, present
  • Zynga
    Lead Technical Artist, 2014 - 2016
  • Zynga
    Senior Technical Artist, 2013 - 2014
  • Spooky Cool Labs
    Technical Artist, 2012 - 2013
  • Clinton Community College
    Adjunct Faculty, 2011 - 2012
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Female
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Heather M Decker