Hello passionate, involved, mission oriented members (I assume no others would be reading this blog),
Today I am obviously very busy working for the IGDA in between trying to ship games. What I want to put out there is IGDA’s core values. Yes, you may have to dig on the website to find them but they were the product of months of work a couple of years ago, and we take them seriously. They are:
So as our Community Expresses themselves trying to have Impact and Lead, I would like to call attention to *how* we do that, as that is what Professionalism pertains to. IGDA unfortunately is not old enough yet to have created a Professional Code of Ethics, but you can see an example of one over at the first professional organization I ever joined, IEEE. The purpose for a Code of Ethics is to establish community standards for what professional conduct is and is not. I do believe members are striving to be Professional, however we are challenged sometimes because we have no group agreement yet on what that means.
I know this will upset some people, however it is part of IGDA having to grow up just a little here. I think it still means we can have Fun and Expression and all those other good values. But without Professionalism, can we call our craft a profession?