Keynote speakers for GGJ16 announced!

We're pleased to announce our two sensational keynote speakers for Global Game Jam® 2016; Siobhan Reddy and Ramez Naam!

Siobhan Reddy; Studio Director, Media Molecule

Siobhan runs Media Molecule, the UK company responsible for the creation of Little Big Planet and Tearaway. They are currently building the next generation of Play, Create and Share for PlayStation 4: Dreams. Rapid prototyping is central to the Media Molecule development style. The playful and collaborative approach Siobhan and Media Molecule embrace is a perfect match for the Global Game Jam® ethos of Innovation, Collaboration and Experimentation.

Ramez Naam; Author of The Infinite Resource, Nexus, Crux, and More Than Human

In a GGJ first, our second keynote doesn't work in games! Ramez is a professional technologist and science fiction writer. He was involved in the development of widely used software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. He is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the promise of biological enhancement, which reviews new technologies and makes a case for embracing human enhancement, showing readers how new technologies are powerful new tools in humanity’s quest to improve ourselves, our offspring and our world.

Ramez Naam keynote speaker Global Game Jam 2016