A lot of people do amazing things to allow the Global Game Jam® to happen across over 500 sites in almost 80 countries. This year’s Executive Committee is keen to include even more countries and cultures and themselves are based in four continents across 7 time zones.
Introducing the people who make up the Executive Committee for #GGJ16:
Giselle Rosman - Executive Producer (Australia)
Giselle has been involved with GGJ since 2011 and has held positions as a Regional Organiser, an Executive Committee Member and a Board member, as well as running a large site in Melbourne, Australia for more than 200 jammers. For Giselle, GGJ is all about inclusivity, creativity and community.
Rebecca Fernandez (Netherlands)
Rebecca has been helping out with GGJ since 2012, from running the Sydney, Australia site to regional organising and finally the executive committee. The most important thing about GGJ to Rebecca is the global aspect - that thousands of developers from around the world simultaneously make games around a central theme.
Ashley Alicea (United States)
Ashley has been a participant of Global Game Jam® since 2010 and jumped from jammer to organizer when she coordinated Puerto Rico’s first GGJ event in 2014 and joined the Executive Committee soon after. She admires the global connectivity formed among game developers during the event and looks forward to seeing jammers come together again during GGJ 2016.
Bruno Campagnolo (Brazil)
Bruno has been participating in the Global Game Jam® family since 2010. He is also the Global Game Jam® organizer from Curitiba and the Regional Organizer from Brazil. He loves game jams and thinks GGJ is the best opportunity to give the world free innovative games and leave a positive mark in our game development community.
Eoin Carroll (Ireland)
Eoin has been involved in the Global Game Jam® for the last 5 years. He has grown the Dublin site to the largest in Ireland. To Eoin the Global Game Jam® is a wonderful way to show what is possible in a weekend’s work and a sneaky way to teach his students about crunch time and deadlines.
Lucy Morris (New Zealand)
Lucy was the regional organiser for German-speaking Europe for last year’s GGJ, and is keen to sink her teeth into more. Joining the Executive Committee as well as taking over as Regional Organiser for Australia/New Zealand, she’s excited to grow GGJ in the area and spread the love of game jams in general.
Jo Summers (United Kingdom)
Jo is new to the GGJ, and is super excited to be involved! Over the past eight years she has produced community technology events around the UK, including Hackathons, Barcamps, Maker Faires and videogame parties. She can’t wait to host a jam site in her hometown of Brighton, and to help contribute towards making GGJ 2016 happen.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, we welcome you to Global Game Jam® 2016 and look forward to having you as part of the community.