Game QA And Localization Forum 2015 Speakers Announced

Posted on September 14, 2015 by
Game QA And Localization Forum 2015 Speakers Announced

It's that time again! Gaming IQ has announced the initial speakers for the upcoming North American iteration of the acclaimed Game QA and Localization forum.

With the number of gamers increasing exponentially both in proficiency and diversity, and bigger, faster, more complex and realistic games than ever before, across all platforms developers and publishers simply cannot afford to get the QA and Localization of titles wrong so this is where the Game QA & Localization forum 2015 comes in.

Now in its 3rd year, and the 6th event in the Game QA and Localization series, it is the world's only two-day forum entirely dedicated to QA and localization within the gaming industry at the most senior level. In December, the forum will welcome Michael Gilmartin, Blizzard's Vice President of Global Platform Services, as the event Chairman. Michael is a huge champion of both QA and localization, which perfectly aligns with Gaming IQ's 2015 event theme - QA & localization as equal and essential pillars of game development.

Experts taking part in panels, discussions and presentations, include:

-Michael Gilmartin, Vice President, Global Platform Services, Blizzard

-Michael Weber, Director of Central Development, Gearbox Software

-William Barnes, Senior Manager, Global Localization, Blizzard

-Darren Merritt, QA Director, Riot Games

-Jenny McKearney, Localization Producer, BioWare

-Kevin Earley, QA Director, Eidos Montreal

-Yoko Nishikawa, Director, Localization Department,NIS America, Inc.

-Prodipto Roy, QA Manager, Wargaming

The Game QA & Localization Forum: San Diego takes place December 8-10. Find the program, event details and registration information about the forum at