CODE: Technical Skills Growth in Aotearoa
There is a global shortage in skilled developers across technical, art and production-based disciplines not only in game development but within the entire technology sector.
In this presentation, Vee will outline the challenges facing the skilled labour environment but also talk about solutions through her experience at the NZ Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE).
Vee Pendergrast - @V_garpend
Vee is a former Managing Director of a small video games studio in Perth specialising in work for hire projects, VR and quirky, humorous First Party Projects. After years of advocacy for the sector she pivoted and implemented the video games stimulus programs at Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation (in its current form), consulted on Screen Tasmania and has also worked for Screen Queensland and Creative Victoria on various projects. In October 2020, she was hired as Operations Manager at the New Zealand Centre Of Digital Excellence (CODE) and drives their internal grant programs. She enjoys studying history, dark electronic music and being annoyed at things.