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Boston Indies: October: Business Skills for Freelance Creatives

October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsored by the MIT Game Lab

The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this October for their monthly meeting. This month features Xiao’an Li of Li & Ortega:

As creatives, business is often what we consider to be the dreariest part of developing our careers. This is often because “business” is perceived as monolithic and difficult, instead of what it truly is – a holistic combination of small tasks executed thoughtfully. When we break it down to the simple and often very human elements, business development becomes less intimidating, and perhaps even fun, if one dares to dream. This talk covers some of the basic soft-skills every entrepreneurial creative should know.

Despite a dubious genesis as a rock band frontman, Xiao’an has created music for King, Wooga, Hasbro, Playstudios, Mobilityware, Earplay, American Greetings, and more. He owns and run East Coast Scoring, an orchestra recording and production company in Boston, and bamboozled his way into a partnership at Li & Ortega (www.liortega.com), where he spends his time attempting to convince developers that the millenia-old art of music may be useful in forging positive brand association and retention.

RSVP via Boston Indies’ Meetup page.

About Boston Indies (www.bostonindies.com):
Boston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Boston Indies works to foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent game developers, facilitate monthly meet-ups and other related community events, encourage developers to create games independent of large budgets and large company ties, provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works in progress and serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers.


October 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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