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Video: What it takes to be an indie developer and a mom

During the Indie Soapbox panel at GDC 2015, Finji's Bekah Saltsman speaks about the tough challenges that come with pursuing a career in indie game development as a mom -- and how she's tackled them.

As the game industry matures, more and more developers are figuring out how to balance the demands of a career in game development with the realities of a life that may swell to include children and grandchildren.

During the Indie Soapbox panel at GDC 2015, Finji's Bekah Saltsman spoke frankly about the challenges that come with pursuing a career in the game industry as a woman with children, and how she's tackled them while working as an indie developer alongside her husband Adam Saltsman.

It was a thoughtful, affecting talk that shed light on an under-discussed aspect of our industry, and its worth every developer's time watch Saltsman's brief 6-minute talk -- a portion of the full panel -- for free over on the GDC Vault's new YouTube channel.

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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