We are absolutely delighted to announce our second keynote speaker for the AltDev Student Summit – Jen MacLean. Jen’s session promises to be an excellent recap of her career to date, and is titled “From Playtester to CEO”.

20 year game industry veteran Jen MacLean shares her perspective on making a career out of the games industry, persevering through the inevitable ups and downs of a game development career, and always doing something you love. Jen will discuss her experiences at small startups and major media companies, as well as how to thrive in the games industry.

Jen has held positions throughout the industry, and is definitely somebody you should know something about. Fortunately, we’ve got her bio so you can find out more!

From the start of her career in 1992 at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast and 38 Studios, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms. Jen earned a BA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA with a concentration in international business from the Columbia Business School. She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.

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Jen’s keynote is just one of the must-see sessions at the AltDev Student Summit taking place November 10th and 11th. Register, for free, now through Eventbrite. For more information about the event, and to see a full list of speakers we’ve announced, please visit the mini-site.