Dear colleagues,

I hope you had a great summer and enjoyed some productive conferences and holidays. As we are heading towards the last quarter of the year, I wanted to sent you a couple of workshop updates.

EA Gamescom Workshop 2019

Just like last year, our host Cristina put together a fantastic workshop at EA in Cologne during Gamescom week. The central theme this time was "Innovation", and I am sure all participants agree that this focus allowed presentations and discussions to go into particular technical aspects of our specialist field in a lot more detail. I have created a summary website for the event where you can check out the agenda, access presentation materials and get the results of the pre-poll.
Somebody said that having the workshop at EA during Gamescom for the 2nd time in a row now has basically established it as annual tradition. I am sure that all attendees agree with me and would be more than happy to be back next year!

Goodgame Workshop November 29th

After the workshop is before the workshop though, and the preparations for our next one at Goodgame Studios on November 29th are well under way. Several of you have already signed up for it, and if you are still undecided, please make sure to register for your seat on the event page so Clara and her team can plan accordingly and loop you in to the communication for the event. The agenda is still open for contributions so if you have an idea for a presentation or session feel free to ping Clara or me about it.

General Workshop Poll

GLQAM workshops are non-profit meetups entirely funded by the commitment of each respective host, the hospitality of their companies and a lot of free time. This makes it all the more important for participants to demonstrate their interest by pro-actively contributing feedback and ideas, not only during, but maybe even more so in the weeks/months leading up to the event. That way organizers have it easier to plan logistics in advance while also getting a feeling for their audience's areas of interest.
As a way to encourage everyone's participation in shaping the future of the format, I have created a General Workshop Poll that queries a couple of points I need your feedback on. I would appreciate it a lot if you take a minute to complete it right after reading this.
Of course it doesn't require an invitation for you to get involved - get the discussion started with your peers on our Slack or Website at any time!
This is your workshop. Make sure you are getting the most out of it :)
And that's it! Feel free to share the newsletter with any colleague that hasn't heard from us yet. I wish you all a relaxing weekend and hope to see you soon at one of the upcoming events.

- Daniel