The 2019 edition of Global Game Jam™ approaches on the 25-27 January 2019, so it is time again to introduce the Executive Committee who will be looking after you all this year.
|Jo Summers - Executive Producer (England) has been involved with GGJ for 4 years, and returns for a second year as the Executive Producer. Over the past ten years she has produced community technology events, including Hackathons, Barcamps, Maker Faires and videogame parties, and has spoken at a number of conferences about game creation as a creative pursuit, and how to support and encourage diversity in game making. Jo looks forward to leading GGJ forward to another successful year.|
|Sabrina Culyba (USA) is a game designer who specializes in creating transformational and innovative, interactive games. She has worked on a wide range of experiences, including mobile games, theme park rides, MMOs, animatronics, & toys. She also is the author of the upcoming book The Transformational Framework. Since the start of GGJ, she's been steadily collecting roles, starting out as a jammer then progressing to Site organizer in Pittsburgh, PA, and then Regional Organizer for the USA. She's excited to join the Executive Committee for GGJ19.|
|Jung-Sheng (also known as Johnson Lin) (Taiwan) started building indie dev community in Taiwan since 2011, and is currently the point of contact for IGDA Taiwan chapter. With help from passionate friends, his team organized and promoted game jams regularly since 2012, and the scene in Taiwan grew considerably after that. He usually helps with Traditional Chinese translation efforts for Global Game Jam and other events such as IndieCade. He also co-organizes Taipei Game Developers Forum.|
|Gwen Foster (Philippines) is a game developer based in the Philippines. A board member for IGDA PH - Manila Chapter, and director of local game showcase called Indie Fiesta. She loves penguins and cats, and helps to champion the local developer scene to give independent developers better exposure and publicity on the global stage.|
|Anna Prein (Russia/Canada) has been involved with the GGJ family since 2013, as a participant, organiser for the Vancouver, BC site, and Regional Organiser for Canada. The culture and community of game jams keeps her coming back, and she is excited to help carry that spirit forward together with the EC team.|
|Lorenzo Pilia (Italy/Germany) is mostly known as the programme manager for A MAZE. / Berlin, a role he has held since 2014. He’s also responsible for a number of other game-related events and initiatives in the German capital, such as BerlinGameScene.com, Talk & Play, Join – Local Multiplayer Summit and the Civic Game Jam series. He’s a proud member of Saftladen, Berlin’s first indie game collective and co-working space.|
|Hernán Valdés (Venezuela/Chile) has been around the Global Game Jam since 2009. Starting as a jammer he later hosted instances of the event across multiple locations in Latin America while volunteering for the role of organizer in that region. He currently works as VR developer in Valparaiso Chile. Feeling a innate passion for audiovisual arts and technology he continues to promote the Global Game Jam spirit around the world.|
More exciting announcements in store very soon.