Digital Diversity Day [D3]
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Digital Diversity Day [D3]

  • UT Austin - Moody College of Communication (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Digital Diversity Day aims to support inclusivity in the myriad fields of interactive media. Featuring Keynote Speech from Emmy award-winner Bernie Su and a student pitch competition presented by Dell’s Project Innovate, D3 will provide an enriching, welcoming space to educate and conduct open conversations. The event is free to UT students and faculty with a Project Innovate sign up.

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AAUGA October Meeting
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

AAUGA October Meeting

AAUGA - October 2019 - Chapter Meeting

Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe (ages 21 and up)
8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

AGENDA:

•6:30PM: Arrival and Sign-in

•7:00PM: Introductions, Chapter Announcements, and Job Openings

•7:15 - 8:00PM: TBD

•8:00 - 8:15PM: Break

• 8:15 - 9:00PM: TBD

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HackTX 2019 [College Students Only]
Nov
2
to Nov 3

HackTX 2019 [College Students Only]

  • AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HackTX is an annual 24-hour hackathon at the University of Texas at Austin. It's a place for students to learn new skills and come up with creative solutions using technology. To help along the way, we provide mentorship and workshops. Beginners are welcome!

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DeveloperWeek Austin 2019 Hackathon
Nov
6
to Nov 7

DeveloperWeek Austin 2019 Hackathon

The DeveloperWeek Austin 2019 Hackathon is one of Austin's largest hackathons.

Join 200+ developers building new apps, bots -- all within hours. Participants can build any app of their choice and will compete for $20,000+ in cash, products, and prizes.

Get all the details and the amazing hackathon challenges & prizes here.

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VR Austin Jam 2019
Nov
15
to Nov 18

VR Austin Jam 2019

  • UT-Austin Fine Arts Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The VR Austin Jam brings local, national, and international creators together to collaborate on new AR/VR content every fall. Over the course of a weekend attendees will create new VR/AR experiences in teams or as individuals, and we’ll show off completed projects to the public at the Showcase on Monday evening.


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HOFT Speaker Series: Jason Schklar [Topic: UI/UX]
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

HOFT Speaker Series: Jason Schklar [Topic: UI/UX]

Game UX is much more than just UI, HUD, menus, fonts, and on screen text. It's about core gameplay, key mechanics, feedback, engagement, retention, monetization... In short, UX is everything.

In his talk, Jason Schklar will cover some of the more traditional UI/UX roles available in the industry and will explain how UX is vital to the success of your games and ultimately your studio.

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STAPLE! 15
Oct
12
to Oct 13

STAPLE! 15

  • Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

STAPLE!, Austin’s own small press media expo, will have its 15th annual show at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex from Oct. 12 to 13, 2019. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass, or $15 for a two-day pass, CASH ONLY, available only at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free!

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A New World: Austin
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

A New World: Austin

For the first time in Austin, A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble, and renowned piano soloist Benyamin Nuss, under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event.

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XR for Growth: Austin
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

XR for Growth: Austin

We will be providing an introduction to the XR for Growth group as well as a broad overview of the various types of technology that can be classified as XR. This particular session will be a general information session that can apply to a broad spectrum of industries.

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Game Writers Collective Meetup September
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Game Writers Collective Meetup September

The second monthly meeting for a relatively new group. Are you a professional game writer? Are you an aspiring game writer? Do you know someone who is or is aspiring to be a game writer?

Then this event is for you! Come by and network with other Writers in and around Austin! If you don’t writer for games, that’s okay everyone is welcome!

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North Austin Game Night
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

North Austin Game Night

Welcome games Old Lefty's Rubbin' 'n' Racin', Iron, Ukno, Baby Hands: Daycare, Roguecraft Squadron, and Super Powered Battle Friends! Ryan Barrett is bringing out Smash Ultimate on the Switch and Daniel Reese is bringing out Gang Beasts and Retro Games. Looking forward to seeing you all! Open to all ages and free!

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Big Ass Social Happy Hour
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Big Ass Social Happy Hour

BASHH is Austin's relaxed mixer filled with professionals of all backgrounds that feel awkward knowing each other online but not offline. The ties come off a 6:00 pm, and there are no speakers or panels, no lame pitches, no egos; all are welcomed to relax and have happy hours!

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AAUGA September Meeting
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

AAUGA September Meeting

Our mission is to serve Austin's digital artists by educating the workforce, connecting job seekers with job creators, and fostering a sense of community within the digital graphics space. This space includes, but is not limited to, game development, film, motion graphics, animation, VFX, and VR.

We pride ourselves on giving a platform for both emerging and established digital artists and technologists to present their work, share ideas, and network with others in order to advance their own careers as well as the Austin workforce as a whole. We meet on the last Tuesday of every month in the evenings.

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Panel Discussion: Texas Women in Animation & Gaming
Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Panel Discussion: Texas Women in Animation & Gaming

  • Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Texas Film Commission and Governor’s Commission for Women for a discussion with women in the animation and gaming industries on how Texas business leaders are creating accessibility in the industry and changing the landscape for the better. Learn how representation is key to the evolution of the industry and how Texas is at the forefront of female employment in the video game and animation industries.

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Austin XR: XR, Emerging Technology: General Discussion/Q&A
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Austin XR: XR, Emerging Technology: General Discussion/Q&A

This month's Austin XR Meetup event is a chance for technical, creative and business professionals interested in the XR/Emerging Technology spaces to have a casual discussion and share knowledge across a wide array of topics in the space. We will open the floor for anyone interested in short talks around specific topics, after which point we can just jump in and capture some general discussion topics that attendees would like to cover. Please reach out via the group page if you would like to participate or flag a topic for discussion ahead of time.

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Fortnite Frenzy
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Fortnite Frenzy


An esports competition with thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways!
Additional prizes by Aspyr Media and more TBA!

On site registration begins: 11am
Event begins: 12pm
Event duration: 2 hours


Competition, equipment, and commentary provided by Guardian Gaming LLC. with live music production by Northshore Media Productions.

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Building a Business: Creating a Commercially Viable Game Studio
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Business: Creating a Commercially Viable Game Studio

Adam Creighton is starting new development studio Enduring Games in Austin, Texas. Adam will talk about successes and mistakes (oh, the mistakes!) from 25 years of studio leadership, mega media company production, middleware development, enterprise technical direction, pet shop feed supply management, acting, and llama wrestling, and how those things can create your next successful thing. Hopefully.

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Press Start ATX
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Press Start ATX

You are invited to <PRESS START ATX> an esports tournament, and video game dev career conference. This is intended as a fun Back to school event for the local High School and Middle School aged community at large...all are welcome!

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