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.
AAUGA - October 2019 - Chapter Meeting
Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe (ages 21 and up)
8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
•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
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!
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.
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.
In October 2009, the first Austin Game Developer Beer Night was organized ... somewhere. Probably not at Mister Tramps, and most of the people who were there, including the original organizers, aren't here to join in the continuation of history.
BUT WE WHO ARE HERE, CAN STILL GO TO BEER NIGHT.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
This time it's up North again and at Austin Beerworks. This place always bring a big turnout for the great brews and location.
I won't be able to make it as I'm in Spain, but Emily E. Meo will be there to grab a table and ensure it goes smoothly :) Emily rocks.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gamela Grand Opening!
All about the merits and possibilities of accessibility in video game design, without compromising quality, from a competitive gamer with a perspective despite not being able to see. As featured by VICE on HBO and SXSW.