Scott Hawkins leads the Developer Relations team at Nintendo of America, working with external developers and publishers to help make great games for Nintendo platforms. Scott joined Nintendo in August 2018, but he has been developing, designing, and producing games for over twenty-five years. Before starting at Nintendo, Scott held executive production positions at four major publishers (Activision, SEGA, Vivendi Games, and Wargaming) and he co-founded three independent game development studios. Scott began his career in interactive entertainment as a research programmer working on speech recognition projects at Panasonic. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.