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Heather M Decker
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Attended Savannah College of Art and Design
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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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December 16th - Save the date! It's the 2014 Game Dev Holiday Mixer in #Chicago!
 
After having a blast last year, IGDA Chicago and Industry Night are collaborating on our second Game Dev Holiday Mixer on December 16th at the Emporium Arcade Bar, with the goal of raising donations for the Comer Children's Hospital. We hope to see you there, so please save the date!
This year we'll have a showcase of local games, a raffle and arcade cabinet tournament for the cause, as well as all around good times. Stay tuned, as special Drink+Token vouchers will be available for presale soon!
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This is important. I know you use the internet because you're reading this! :) If you need more information...
Here's a great infographic you can scroll through in under a minute:
http://www.theopeninter.net/ and here's John Oliver on Last Week Tonight: http://youtu.be/fpbOEoRrHyU
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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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Don't miss this! Here's an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn how to make video games more accessible!
 
Please join us for an informative talk on video game accessibility by Robert Kingett, a disabled Chicago game critic, on Monday, September 29th from 7-9pm at DePaul’s Daley building!
http://robert-kingett-on-video-game-accessibility.eventbrite.com
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Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism. Lots of great voices, all compiled right here!
http://thenewinquiry.com/features/tni-syllabus-gaming-and-feminism/
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Technical Artist
Employment
  • 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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Heather M Decker
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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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