Join us for an evening of chill chats with Amber!

Game Developers of Wellington is delighted to be hosting Amber Taylor in a fireside chat with James Everett for our annual collaboration with the New Zealand Games Festival on April 20th.

Amber is the CEO of ARA Journeys, a company she co-founded in 2018. ARA designs and creates environmental-based, mobile games that connect people to cultural stories of the land, preserve mātauranga Māori and normalise the use of te Reo Māori. 

 As a self-proclaimed “tech-geek”, she is passionate about combining immersive and emerging technologies to protect and share the stories of indigenous peoples. 

 Her goal is to bring culture to the forefront of technology applications and show the world that indigenous knowledge not only has a place within the tech sector but should underpin every digital kaupapa.

 Amber has over 16 years of experience working in the Tertiary sector, with 8 years being across research and innovation of emerging technologies. She has a particular interest in data, robots, AI and immersive tech and is an advocate for growing Māori and Pasifika talent and diversity in these areas.

event details

Suitable for ages 18+.

Tuesday, 20 April, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm.

Doors open at 6pm, the talk will start at 6:30pm.

After the presentation please join us for snacks, drinks, and discussion at a TBD watering hole at 7:30pm!

RSVP for FREE via the button above (or below!).


6:00 pm – Doors open at venue
6:30 pm – Talk starts


Victoria University School of Design
139 Vivian Street, Wellington

How to find us
Enter through the front door on Vivian Street, walk past the stairs in the middle of the foyer and to your right is a lecture hall door. We are just through there!

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