POC in Play North (Middlesbrough)

POC in Play
POC in Play
Public group

Boho One

Bridge Street West · Middlesbrough

How to find us

Newcastle - Middlesbrough trains run: 17:02 - 18:07 / 17:41 - 18:55 / 17:42 - 18:45 Exit rear of Middlesbrough Train Station and cross Bridge Street. Middlesbrough Bus Station is 10min walk. Parking is available in surrounding areas.

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POC in Play & Teesside University launches the first 'POC in Play North' event in Middlesbrough.

This event will be centred around 3x guest mini-talks, food supplied by Oodles and the opportunity to network in an inclusive atmosphere.

Our guest speakers are:
WEI XING YONG @Flashdeckanim - Lead Animator, @CubicMotion
Wei is an award winning animator who has worked on the likes of Devil May Cry 5, Destiny 2, Spider-Man and God of War.
DARREN YEOMANS - Art Manager @atomhawk
He's an industry veteran who has also previously worked at Codemasters, Ubisoft and Starbreeze.
FREDERIC BABORD - Technical Director at Radical Forge
Doors open 18:30, Talks start 19:00


Who is the POC in Play meetup for?
- Games, animation and VFX industry professionals who want to meet and network with POC
- People in other industries with similar diversity issues or connections to videogames
- Students or aspiring games professionals who want advice or a networking opportunity
- Educators and activists who want to share ideas and strategies

Do I have to be a POC?
No, whilst this is centred on people of colour, everyone, including female, LGBTQ and disabled developers, are welcome to attend and learn about different experiences and cultures.

If you need special assistance then please let us know!

Event is sponsored by Teesside University, DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Council.