Damon Leon Packwood is co-founder and executive director of Gameheads, an organization that trains low-income students of color ages 11–25 in video game design, development, and DevOps to prepare them for careers in the entertainment and tech industries. Damon has worked with Juma Ventures, Hack the Hood, Upward Bound, ABC-7, Art Authority, Bitmob, and New America Media. A San Francisco native, he watched the city’s working-class community disappear with the rise of the Bay Area tech industry; his students couldn’t get jobs right out of college. His passion for film and media was ignited as a teen and an early love for movies inspired him to pursue a film studies degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has an MA in multimedia studies from Cal State, East Bay. During his graduate program, he spent a year in the San Francisco Mission District studying the effect of technology on low-income communities. Damon is an avid gamer, writer, filmmaker, educator, and tech head and movie connoisseur. He is also a passionate advocate for the use of multimedia and technology as entertainment and as a tool for education. He believes that Gameheads’ students are our future tech zealots, digital rebels, and multimedia mavericks. Damon is 2016 Echoing Green Fellow and a 2018 GSBI Accelerator Fellow.