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Tech and Transformation in Video Gaming, Oakland

Tech and Transformation in Video Gaming, Oakland

Competing in such a fast-moving space and keeping up with the need for continuous transformation demands a powerful combination of the right culture and technology. Tech and Transformation in Gaming was a half-day event featuring two 45-minute talks from specialists who are big in the gaming industry, including the game designer Brian Hertler, Ryan Spilken from Adaptavist, and Brandon Tomyoy from Atlassian, and a shorter talk from the CEO of the MADE (the world's only video game museum!) We showed how major video game studios are using technology-forward practices to evolve their culture, become more efficient, and capitalise on change.

10 October 2PM - 8PM UTC
The MADE, 3400 Broadway, Oakland, United States

The video game industry operates at the frontier of innovation.

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<p>Competing in such a fast-moving space and keeping up with the need for continuous transformation demands a powerful combination of the right culture and technology.</p>
<p>Join us as at the world's only <a title="The MADE&#039;s website" rel="noopener" href="https://themade.org" target="_blank">all-playable video game museum</a> as we bring together figures from inside and outside gaming to examine real-world examples of how innovative collaboration practices are helping them embrace rapid change as it becomes the new normal.</p>
Discover how major video game studios are using technology-forward practices to evolve their culture, become more efficient, and capitalise on change. Following will be knowledge-sharing, lively conversation, and gaming amongst peers from across many industries.<br><br><br> 
<h2>Featured talks</h2>
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<h5>Present and Future Challenges Facing the Video Game Industry</h5>
<p><strong>Brian Hertler, Game Designer</strong></p>
<p>Through a survey of the history of the evolution of mobile and console gaming, Nickelodeon's Brian Hertler will explore several topics that have impacted the world of video game companies including: How monetization of mobile games has influenced console gaming, a sector-by-sector overview of the present state of the industry, and the uncertainties that video game creators face in the future as large companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple enter the fray.</p>
<h5>Progression of Project Management Tools and Methods<br>(Lightning talk)</h5>
<p><strong>Ryan Spilken, Adaptavist</strong></p>
<p>From Waterfall to SAFe®, project management has undergone its own kind of evolution. Ryan will take you through a <span>look at the different </span><span class="inline-comment-marker valid" data-ref="f1cafa24-4756-4d99-9623-988ebb0ea2f9">styles</span><span> of project management and compare and contrast them while exploring how users can leverage the Atlassian toolset to use the best one for your organisation!</span></p>
<h5>Adopting Atlassian and Changing the Game</h5>
<p><strong>Brandon Tomyoy, Atlassian Administrator</strong></p>
<p>As the Atlassian administrator for one of the most iconic video game studios of all time, Brandon has seen multiple teams attempt to integrate the Atlassian tools into their work-life to varying degrees of success. In his talk, Brandon will review some of the lessons he's learned about how teams can adapt and change to new tools and ways of working, and some of the reasons that change stalls when it's not properly supported.<br><br><br> </p>
<h2>Agenda</h2>
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<p><strong>2:00 - 3:00 pm</strong><br>Check-in with light drinks and snacks</p>
<p><strong>3:00 - 3:25 pm</strong><br><span style="font-size: 1em;">The Evolution of Video Games and the Teams That Made Them (lightning talk)</span></p>
<p><strong>3:30 - 4:15 pm<br></strong>Present and Future Challenges Facing the Video Game Industry</p>
<p><strong>4:30 - 4:55 pm</strong><br>Progression of Project Management Tools and Methods (lightning talk)</p>
<p><strong>5:00 - 5:45 pm</strong><br>Adopting Atlassian and Changing the Game</p>
<p><strong>5:45 - 8 pm</strong><br>Drinks, food, gaming, and great conversation<br><br><br> </p>
<h2>Register Now</h2>
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