Where do you feel most like yourself?
The best version of yourself. The one where every moment of the day is a smile because in that place there is no-one else you would rather be?
Is it strange I feel this way volunteering for a conference?
For the last eleven years, the Conference Associate (CA) program at the annual Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco has not only been the source of all my best opportunities to find contacts and work in the game industry, it has been where I renew my spirit and love for this industry and its people.
As a CA volunteer, I have badged session lines, run errands for show management, managed hordes of t-shirt hungry attendees, and served in many support capacities for other volunteers. None of this is what you might call glamorous stuff. At any other show it would be grunt work–the most boring and uncreative labor this side of leaning on a wall.
But the leadership of the CA program, Tim Brengle and Ian Mckenzie, make it amazing. They call it …