Sacramento Developer Collective

$368 raised by 11 donors

4% complete

$10,000 Goal

SDC is dedicated to fostering growth and empowering the greater Sacramento regions developer and creative talents through education, charity, and community events 

Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of video game and creative developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.
Founded in 2007, the purpose of the Sacramento Developer Collective is to allow developers a place where they can come together, share ideas, form friendships and learn ways to get into the industry. Each month the group hosts one or more events to encourage growth and development within our community. 

Mission

Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of video game and creative developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.

Founded in 2007, the purpose of the Sacramento Developer Collective is to allow developers a place where they can come together, share ideas, form friendships and learn ways to get into the industry. Each month the group hosts one or more events to encourage growth and development within our community.

Needs

Our ability to serve our community and to grow as an organization is dependent on resources. In the first 3 years of our formal corporate organization status, we've operated solely on volunteer hours of a dedicated board of directors and community volunteers with funds generated from individual donations and proceeds from our Capital Creative Showcase event.

In order to grow as an organization and best serve our community, we will need access to sufficient funds to cover ordinary administration costs including those for a formal office location and staff, and operational costs for our various programs. Our schedule of programs has been limited only by available resources, and with the generosity of donors, we hope to expand our programs to include more educational offerings, community events, and professional services.

In 2023, we are planning to launch an after-school educational program targeting high-school age students to provide game development education and experience. This course will be modeled after our successful Progressive Game Jam and will provide the same full development lifecycle experience on a smaller scale and with increased guidance and training. Video game development touches on the full spectrum of STEAM skills and we believe it is an excellent tool to teach STEAM.

We are also planning to launch a second major annual event in 2023 that is focused on the developers and creative talents themselves. In contrast to our annual showcase event, where the focus is on providing our talented community members an opportunity to showcase their work to the public and celebrate the region's rich creative economy, this event will focus on providing those developers with instruction, industry guidance, education, and peer-level support in an industry conference-style event. This event will strengthen our developer's skills, professional portfolio, industry access, and confidence, and is an event they've been asking for.

Equity Statement

The following core values are the Sacramento Developer Collective’s enduring guiding principles which are important to their members and stakeholders.

1. Community: We create conditions to encourage growth and development through collaboration, coordination, cooperation, diversity, inclusion, and networking. We honor our game development community’s past by forging a foundation for future creatives to build upon.

2. Empower: We commit to treating others with respect by using effective methods of communication and remembering to come from a place of integrity. We commit to operating with courage, bravery, and vulnerability and energize others to do the same.

3. Create: We believe that interactive artists and designers have the power to inspire real world change. We encourage our members to create responsibly.

4. Activate: We believe that action is the best device for learning. We encourage our members to make a decision, take action, look at the result, and learn.

5. Gamer: In our hearts we are gamers. Through rigorous training and daily practice, we are known for consistently making a strong effort. We welcome challenges and rewards; we want to be creative and successful, and to be a part of something larger than ourselves.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Sacramento Developer Collective

other names

SDC

Tax id (EIN)

83-2998909

Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$0-$50,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Board Members, Volunteers, Space: Office or Other

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

3619 EDINGTON DR
RNCHO CORDOVA, CA 95742

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US

Roseville, CA, US

Rocklin, CA, US

Davis, CA, US

Phone

916-241-3204

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