Sumo Digital, a Sumo Group business, is building on the success of its inaugural developer conference (SDC) held in June this year with a new ongoing learning programme called SDCXtra, which will continue to offer Sumo people exciting learning and collaboration experiences throughout the year.
The regular in studio learning events will consist of in-depth talks, panels or presentations each focussing on a particular discipline of game development or area of personal development putting learning and development at the very heart of the initiative. SDCXtra will also be streamed live to ensure accessibility for all.
The first two SDCXtra events have been confirmed with October’s inaugural session to be held at Sumo’s Newcastle studio with Shayleen Hulbert, Senior Character Artist at Sumo Leamington discussing “Techniques for Stylising Hair”. Sumo Sheffield will host November’s SDCXtra, the presentation will focus on game design and will be given by Rob McLachlan, Lead Designer at The Chinese Room.
Gary Dunn, Managing Director at Sumo Digital, said: “SDCXtra enables our people to continue their journey of learning game craft insight from the excellent pool of talent we have access to here at Sumo Digital. As we start to build towards SDC 2023, SDCXtra will offer further opportunities to collaborate and build relationships with others across Sumo Digital and ultimately ensure we continue making great gaming experiences.”
Sumo continues to strive to open pathways to those already in the industry with events such as SDC and SDCXtra, as well as through its internal learning resource platform Dojo. The company supports those looking to break into games with the Sumo Digital Academy and its partnerships with the Ahead Partnership, Code Coven, IntoGames and Limit Break.
SDCXtra is only available to people working at Sumo, visit https://www.sumo-digital.com/careers to be a part of the Sumo Digital team.