Creative Director and Co-founder Michael Kalkowski to Deliver Presentation Entitled “Evolving From the Inside: Growing Smarter, Not Just Bigger” On Wednesday at 11:30
SEATTLE – July 24, 2012 – During Casual Connect’s Tuesday sessions, Michael Kalkowski, Creative Director and co-founder of international cross-platform casual game powerhouse GameDuell, will be speaking about growing and maintaining a company by focusing on employees and a positive culture. Michael’s talk, “Evolving From the Inside: Growing Smarter, Not Just Bigger,” will be held in the Recital Hall at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 24.
Congratulations, you’re ready to level up from four coders in a garage to become a 50/100/500 person team. How do you make sure that your team is growing not just larger, but smarter? Hiring great people is hard and keeping them is even more challenging. Over the last 8 years, GameDuell has evolved with the times, from its roots as a casual web developer with three people to a cross-platform, international game company with over 200 employees in several countries. Michael will talk about the steps and processes that GameDuell took in order to maintain creativity, innovation and culture while facing the twin challenges of corporate growth and high speed technology changes.
Headquartered in Berlin, a city currently exploding with start-ups and technology firms, GameDuell is in the unique position to comment on the European tech boom as it currently stands. Much like hiring crunch in Silicon Valley and bay area, there is a hugely competitive landscape in Europe at the moment which necessitates a forward-thinking approach to maintaining a happy and healthy workplace. GameDuell’s approach is a combination of internally developed, progressive methodology and time-tested and proven techniques learned over the years.
To experience GameDuell’s unique corporate culture, please watch this recent company introduction: http://blog.gameduell.net/en/2012/07/13/meet-gameduell-video/
To learn more about why GameDuell is a great place to work, read about the Top 36 reasons to work at GameDuell: http://inside.gameduell.com/team/topreasons/
GameDuell was founded in 2003 with the vision to combine social games with innovative transaction models. Our passion for high-quality games and a thrilling user experience has made GameDuell one of the best monetizing, largest cross-platform social games communities in the world. GameDuell products are available in 7 languages and are played by more than 12 million people every month with over 60 flash-based games embedded in a unique tournament platform that enhances social gameplay. GameDuell games are available on the company’s own branded website as well as partner sites, social networks, Android and iOS mobile platforms. The company is driven by a team of over 170 game enthusiasts and has offices in Berlin, Asia and San Francisco.