Meet IGDA's Executive Director, Kate Edwards
Kate Edwards will be in the area briefly this upcoming weekend. Stop by Rock Bottom Brewery by the IKEA for a super informal meet and greet. This will be a great chance to ask the top person about things you're curious about, get to know more about the IGDA, and tell Kate about everything going on in Colorado!
Though RSVP is not required, it helps us attempt to get an appropriately sized space at the restaurant.
Kate Edwards is the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), hired in December 2012. She is also the founder and principal consultant of Geogrify, a Seattle-based consultancy for content culturalization. Kate is a unique hybrid of a geographer/cartographer, writer and corporate strategist, all built upon a passion for the intersection of global cultures and media technologies. Formerly as Microsoft’s first Geopolitical Strategist in the Geopolitical Strategy team she created and managed, Kate was responsible for protecting against political and cultural content risks across all MS products and locales. In the Microsoft Studios, she implemented a "geopolitical quality” review process and was personally responsible for identifying potential issues in all 1st party games between 1995 and 2005. Since leaving Microsoft, she has provided guidance to Microsoft, Google, Amazon and many other companies on a wide range of geopolitical and cultural issues, and she continues to work on games such as the Dragon Age series, Modern Warfare 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dance Central series, Mass Effect 3, Halo 4 and Ryse. Kate is also the founder and former chair of the IGDA’s Localization Special Interest Group, a former board member of the IGDA Seattle chapter, the co-founder/organizer of the former Game Localization Summit at GDC, and is a regular columnist for MultiLingual Computing magazine.