ECGC 2019 Sessions

APRIL 16TH – 18TH, 2019

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You’re Fired! So, Now What?

April 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room: 306B

By Heidi McDonald

In the games industry, it’s not unusual for people to lose their jobs. Whether that’s a studio closure, a project cancellation, a contract ending, or the last title didn’t sell well enough to make the investors and shareholders happy…we typically get fired A LOT, more often than not for reasons that aren’t our fault.

You might not be able to avoid this, but…there are things you can do NOW to protect yourself in the event that you find yourself unemployed. There are also things you can do right away after losing your job, that will make unemployment go more smoothly for you, which might not be immediately obvious. If you’ve never lost your job before, it can feel overwhelming.

Join veteran developer Heidi McDonald as she shares lessons learned from being unemployed. Leaving your job can suck, but there are ways you can turn things to your advantage, and strategies to help you move on in a way that leaves you better for the experience.


April 16, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Community Day
Heidi McDonald