Caryl Shaw

Caryl Shaw

VP of Development

Double Fine Productions

The New Diversity Frontier

Diversity is the biggest buzzword at the moment, and to be frank it scares a lot of companies and people. Many companies are now citing diversity as a central focus to their mission, but it may not be something that is easily implemented without the right guidance and structure.   For those of you who have the intention of hiring diverse teams but need to know the important ingredients for success, or are not seeing results, or faltered in the process so far – this panel will be your short-cut to building the most important part of your company - diverse humans bringing diverse games for a diverse audience. Join these group of dynamic panelists to get the inside look on what strategies really work, any potential pitfalls and what data points translate to successful diversity hiring. 


Caryl Shaw is currently the VP of Development for Double Fine Productions in San Francisco, California. 

Prior to joining Double Fine, Caryl worked for large developers like Electronic Arts/Maxis and Amazon as well as smaller companies like Telltale Games and ngmoco:). Her focus is typically on team management and growth, game production, online features, quality assurance management, and promoting diversity in the games industry. 

She's spoken internationally about a range of topics including: Running a Live Mobile Game, the changing role of Game Production in Development and Putting User-Generated Content to Work in Video Games.