Game Developers Week

Game Developers Week

Game Developers Week is the Video Game Development Club’s own, small-scale Game Developers Conference! ┬áIt’s an entire week of industry professionals speaking about what they’re passionate about, and sharing their knowledge and experience with us.

Information about GDW 2016 is TBA, but below are industry speakers who have attended past GDWs.

Game Developers Week 2015

Monday:
Josiah Kiehl (Testing Automation Engineer at Riot Games)
Brian Kindregan (Lead writer on the Diablo Franchise, previously lead Writer on Starcraft, and senior writer at Bioware)

Tuesday:
Tomas Jech (Senior Animator at Riot Games, done animation for Blizzard, Bungie, and Pixar http://www.tomjech.com/ TED talk is a taste of what is to come at the event)

Wednesday:
Jay Hathaway (Lead 3D Character Animator)
Jeffrey Kaplan (Game Director & Vice President, Overwatch)

Thursday:
Brianna Wu (co founder of Giant Spacekat)

Friday:
Dan Holbert (Lead Designer of Paperbound)
Chris Metzen (Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Blizzard Entertainment)

Game Developers Week 2014

Monday:
Brian Kindregan – Lead Writer for Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and Co-Writer for Mass Effect 2
Patrick Dawson – Lead Gameplay Programmer for World of Warcraft

Tuesday:
Charles Lee – Concept Artist
Joseph Bulock – Lead Systems Designer at Obsidian Entertainment

Wednesday:
Matt Schembari – Senior Tools Programmer on Starcraft 2 Team
Jay Hathaway – Lead Animator at Fireforge

Thursday:
Alvin Nelson – Lead Producer at Fireforge
Tomas Jech – Riot Animator

Friday:
Nolan Bushnell – Co-Founder of Atari, Accepted in the Video Game Hall of Fame and Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame.

 

Game Developers Week 2013

Monday:
Kevin Martens (Lead Designer, Diablo 3)
Joe Rumsy (Principal Server Engineer, Blizzard)

Tuesday:
Chris Avellone (Chief Creative and Principal Designer, Obsidian)
Erin Catto (Principal Physics Programmer, Blizzard)

Wednesday:
Wendy Vetter (Lead Dungeon Artist, Blizzard)
Brian Kindregan (Lead Writer (StarCraft 2, Diablo 3), Blizzard) [Also wrote for Mass Effect 2, TV and Film]

Thursday:
Feargus Urquhart (CEO, Obsidian)

Friday:
Kenny Carvalho (Character Art Manager, Next Gen MMO)