Pair headed to video game conference
Two Hawaii entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the Game Developers Conference to be held Feb. 27-March 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The state announced Thursday that Kauai resident Tracy Davidson, whose business Tracy’s Map provides promotional maps about Hawaii, and Oahu resident Stacey Hayashi, whose educational game app “Journey of Heroes” shows World War II through the eyes of a Japanese-American, were chosen by mentors to attend.
The two are fellows at Creative Lab Hawaii, a state program set up to develop and train talent in the creative industries. “The Game Developers Conference is the largest gathering of game developers, producers and publishers in the world, and we are excited to provide Tracy and Stacey with the opportunity to attend the conference,” said Michael Andres Palmieri, executive director of Creative Lab Hawaii. “By attending the conference, our fellows will have the opportunity to meet industry decision-makers, attend workshops that increase their understanding of the business, and network with like-minded creative entrepreneurs.”
The conference hosts more than 27,000 attendees involved in the creation of interactive games and virtual reality. Launched in 2013, CLH is designed to provide access for entrepreneurs to industry decision-makers through mentoring in a year-round program, as well as weekend boot camps on screenwriting, producing, broadband, new media, interactive media, animation, music, design and fashion.