The Latest in Gaming: Learn and Play with Industry Experts

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104


Join us at Impact Hub Seattle for the Seattle event brought to you by Intel® to tackle developers' biggest challenges in gaming: technical sessions, panels, networking, the opportunity to troubleshoot your creations with the gaming gurus in the Intel Help Lounge, a chance to feature your games in the Developer Showcase, prizes & giveaways, Drone and Ollie races and more.

Get your FREE early bird tickets while supplies last! Tickets will then cost $20 with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to Child's Play.

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


  • Chas Boyd

    Program Manager at Microsoft for Direct3D

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  • Kate Edwards

    Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

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  • Chad Taylor

    Senior VR Programmar at Epic Games

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10:00 AM
Door Open: Registration and Breakfast
11:00 AM
Welcome, Intro & Keynote
Speaker: Josh Bancroft, Intel®
11:15 AM
Q&A with Ed Fries
Speaker: Ed Fries, Co-founder of the Xbox Project and Microsoft Game Studios
11:45 AM
Women Making Games: All-Star Discussion Panel
Speakers: Lisa Weeks, TEDx Speaker, Ellen Guon Beeman, Videogame Designer and Producer, Shannon Gerritzen, PR, Events & Marketing Consultant
Moderator: Kate Edwards, Executive Director of IGDA
12:35 PM
1:15 PM
The Best of Handmade Hero
Speaker: Casey Muratori, Host of Handmade Hero
1:45 PM
Design Considerations and Lessons from VR
Speaker: Nick Whiting, Epic Games
2:15 PM
How Direct3D is Driving Games from Casual to AAA
Speaker: Chas Boyd, Direct3D
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Cross-platform design consideration: From PC to Mobile to Console
Speaker: Mark Schoennagel, Unity
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Make Good Games into Great Games with Intel® INDE Graphic Performance Analyzers
Speaker: Brandon Blair, Intel
4:15 PM
Panel How to Launch and Fund a Game
Speakers: Jordan Weisman, CEO at Harebrained Schemes LLC; John Comes, Design Director at Uber Entertainment, Maker of Planetary Annihilation & Monday Night Combat Games, Shmuel Tennenhaus, former VP of Marketing at Big Fish Games
Moderator: Jason Della Rocca, Executions Labs
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Developer Showcase
7:00 PM
Networking & Cocktails


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 vera 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!


Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104



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