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TasGDS Monthly Meetup - Talk by Liam Esler

  • Entperize 91-93 Macquarie Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 Australia (map)

Come along to Enterprize (Hobart) on Friday night and listen to a talk from guest speaker Liam Esler. Food will be provided, but please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements!

It’s The Start of Something New - Using Your Network to Learn

Learning is difficult in any circumstance - but particularly when you don’t know where to start. Even more so when it’s a topic like business, or freelancing, or networking, or marketing, or starting a company. 

Sometimes, we need to find information that’s just not readily accessible, or that we don’t know how to search for. This form of learning is incredibly difficult as well. 

We can all agree that our friends, the people we know and spend time with, are one of the most important resources we have. They support us, prop us up, give us advice and help us to be better people, and we in turn do our best to do the same for them. 

So how can we ask the help of our friends - our network - to learn faster and more effectively, or pinpoint necessary information?

This talk will dive into some of the ways you can use your network to learn new skills and hunt down information, as well as how you can make yourself more useful to others in your communities. 

Liam Esler is a diversity advocate, game developer and event manager from Melbourne, Australia. He works with the Game Developers' Association of Australia to manage Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia's premiere game development conference, and acts as co-director of GX Australia, the first diversity-focused geek and gaming convention to hit the Southern Hemisphere. When he is not running events or encouraging the industry to become more diverse, he is a games producer and writer who has worked at companies such as Beamdog, Obsidian Entertainment, Surprise Attack and Australian gaming news outlet and TV show Player Attack. Liam was honoured to be acknowledged as one of MCV Pacific’s 30 Under 30 in Australia and New Zealand this year, as well as Develop Online’s 30 Under 30 worldwide.