The IGDA Analytics SIG is a community established to enable the connection of developers for the purpose of networking, group learning, identification of challenges and endeavoring to advance the industry. While the International Game Developers Association® provides the infrastructure to establish and operate special interest groups, each SIG is volunteer-driven and self-sustaining.
From industry leaders to students looking to learn more about analytics, all are welcome to join the Analytics SIG.
The Analytics SIG is led by Dr. Luke Dicken, Chair of the IGDA Foundation, a charity for game developers, by game developers, who currently works as Director of Central and Strategic Analytics at Zynga Inc. He holds degrees in computer science, artificial intelligence and bioinformatics as well as a PhD in AI specifically for games. Luke has written a range of articles and given sessions at conferences around the world, as well collaborating on a number of game projects. Luke has been passionate about AI since playing “Creatures” as a teenager, and is a member of the AI Game Programmers Guild.