September Meeting

Join us Wednesday on September 28, 2016 at Brickyard Artisan Court in Tempe beginning at 7:00PM. As usual, we will be in room BYAC 110.

A Talk That No One Cares About… 

“It’s Not About Who You Know, It’s About Who Knows You”
Building relationships is a key piece to being successful in life, and business.
But how do you build a strong network of relationships? And how can you leverage these resources to help your career?
You know you have value to offer, but unfortunately… no one cares. No one cares about your dreams, or your creations.
You have to make them care! Your true power comes from being able to intrigue people and create value for them… To inspire!
So have I convinced you to care about my talk yet…? Show up and we will get into nitty gritty of how to market your talents or your creations for effective and efficient results!

Shelby Haugen is a networking & personal branding guru. As an entrepreneur, she has a deep understanding of business, marketing, and branding… and the partnership they have with tech and developers. Her date coaching background has also provided her with phenomenal understanding of the human psyche and how to effectively communicate with others. Though she loves business consulting and date coaching, her real passion is helping people to define their passions and talents so that they can convey them to others and create the life they desire. She is looking forward to sharing her insights and techniques on networking and creative marketing with idga this month.


AZ Developer Directory
The Game CoLab has started a full list of Arizona’s game developers. Check it out to see what’s happening in the Phoenix area and beyond. If you know anyone that should be on the list please contact Ben Reichert ( to add them.

Arizona Women in Games International
Women in Games International now has an Arizona chapter. Check out their official Facebook page for information on their upcoming events and meet ups.

Want to make an announcement?
Email the details to  Please keep announcements related to the local game development community.  If you’d like to give your announcement at the meeting, please include a picture and a small amount of text for a powerpoint slide.  You’re welcome to give your announcement at the meeting yourself as long as it takes less than 3 minutes.

Location and Parking


The presentation will be located in classroom 110 in the Brickyard Artisan Court building at ASU. The entrance is located at the fountains right next to Ike’s Place on Mill. After the presentation we’ll be heading upstairs to Endgame for food, drinks, and hanging out!


There are several parking lots near the Brickyard at ASU that cost $2.00 an hour. There are also some ASU lots that no longer require permits starting at 7:00pm. Here is a map of the ASU lots. According to their website, Lot 3, 55, 58, 59, and 59E don’t require a permit after 7:00pm.

Most of the metered parking spots not directly on Mill Avenue are free after 6:00pm. Be sure to double check! Here is a map of Mill Avenue parking with highlighted sections of free parking after 6:00pm.

The 5th and Farmer lot does not require a parking permit after 6:00pm. Also The City Hall Garage is free when entering after 6:00pm. Yes, the City Hall Garage is FREE if you enter after 6:00pm and there’s no special event happening.

Please double check when parking anywhere to confirm that these details are correct. Also be aware if there happens to be a special event taking place during the night of our meeting some of these free parking spots may actually be charging event fees.