The Latest in Gaming: Learn and Play with Industry Experts

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Terra Gallery
511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105


Join us at the San Francisco event brought to you by Intel® to tackle developers' biggest challenges in gaming: technical sessions, panels, networking, the opportunity to troubleshoot your creations with Intel Experts, a chance to feature your games in our Developer Showcase, prizes & giveaways, and more.

Tickets cost $20 with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to Child's Play .

Check out this video recap of last year's Buzz Workshops:


Doors Open: Registration & Breakfast
Welcome, Intro & Keynote
Speaker: Lee Machen
Computer Graphics and their Impact on Gaming
Speaker: Jon Peddie
Ladies of Design: All-Star Design Discussion Panel
Speakers: Danielle Swank, Jane Ng, Lauren Cason, My N. Tran, Anna Kipnis
Moderator: Danielle Deibler
Fireside Chat - Laserlife Powered by RealSense: A Q&A with Choice Provisions
Speakers: Alex Neuse & Matt Hickman
The Future of Gaming Panel
Speakers: Jonathan Blow, Susan O'Connor, Greg Kasavin, Amy Hennig
Moderator: Alex Wilmer
How Direct3D is Driving Games from Casual to AAA
Speaker: Chas Boyd
So You Want to Build a Snowman? ... but it's Summer - Tips on building a Unity game while keeping future platforms a considetation
Speaker: Corey Johnson
Creative Directing: Tips for directing the art, audio and story in your game
Speaker: Tim Keenan
Developer Tools: Making Good Games into Great Games with Intel® INDE Graphics Performance Analyzers
Speaker: Matthew Fife
4:15 - Multi-Platform Asset Automation for Fun and Profit
Speaker: Zac Litton
eSports Nunchucks: Competition Overview & Tactics
Robb Chiarini
Developer Showcase - Face-off against other game developers by featuring your game trailer and demo at the event.
Networking & Cocktails

Developer Showcase Competition

Face-off against your peers by featuring your game trailer and demo in the Developer Showcase, our competition to find the best game of the show.
Email silviu at bemyapp dot com for more info on how to register for the showcase and secure your spot.
During the developer showcase competition, you’ll give a 2 minute elevator pitch on your game. Winners will get some awesome hardware prizes and a feature article on the Intel® Developer Zone!

Developer Showcase Judges

  • Margaret Wallace
    Margaret Wallace is an American entrepreneur who focuses on gaming, digital media and technology. She is Chief Executive Officer of Playmatics, a design and development company that sits at the intersection of brands, gaming and transmedia. In 2012, Wallace was named one of Forbes' "12 Women in Gaming to Watch" and in 2014 she was listed by Fortune as one of "10 Powerful Women in Video Games”.
  • Dean Takahashi
    Dean Takahashi is lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat. He has been a tech journalist for more than 25 years, and he has covered games for 18 years. He has been at VentureBeat since 2008. Prior to that, he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News, the Red Herring, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Dallas Times-Herald. He is the author of two books, "Opening the Xbox" and "The Xbox 360 Uncloaked." He organizes the annual GamesBeat and GamesBeat Summit conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Alex Wilmer
    Alex Wilmer is a BAFTA Nominated sound designer, mixer and sound supervisor in the Film and Video Games industry. Alex is Audio Director on a Lara Croft series (DICE, GANG Award Nominee, Music) at Crystal Dynamics and was Music Director on Tomb Raider. Alex is also currently the President of the San Francisco International Game Developers Association.Before his current role at Crystal Dynamics, Alex served as Sound Designer at Berkeley Sound Artists where he headed the game division and worked on Oscar nominated films such as "Conscience of Nhem-en" and "The Most Dangerous Man in America".


Terra Gallery
511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105



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