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JetBrains GameDev Day 2023 – Call for Speakers

In October 2023, we’re hosting another JetBrains GameDev Day – a free, live, virtual event where community speakers cover topics they are passionate about

Last year, we invited seven experts from various areas to give talks, hold discussions, and share pro tips on how to craft the best games. The event attracted over 4,000 online attendees! This year, we want to repeat our success and make the experience even better for all.

In 2023, we’re going hybrid. The whole event will be online, but we’ll also be hosting viewers in Cyprus, so you can join us there to watch the livestream together. We will share some details about that later, so stay tuned!

We are looking for speakers interested in presenting with us! We aim to bring valuable technical gamedev content mixed with speakers’ experiences with specific tools and technologies. We welcome all topics as long as they’re relevant to the gamedev tech community.

Submit a talk!

We’ll highlight you as a speaker and any resources you may want to share, such as your blog, open-source projects, online courses, and so on. All accepted speakers will also receive a complimentary 1-year personal subscription to the JetBrains All Products Pack.

GameDev Day at a glance

  • Talks are presented live, in English.
  • Talks can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes, followed by 5–10 minutes of Q&A (optional).
  • Talks are scheduled according to your time zone, meaning that speakers can pick a time that works for them.
  • Talks are presented live, recorded, published on YouTube, and shared in our newsletters, blogs, and social media.
  • You can show slides, do live demos, or whatever you think works best for your content.
  • All accepted speakers get a complimentary 1-year personal subscription to the JetBrains All Products Pack.
  • We are happy to help with dry runs, talk feedback, and smoothing out demos as part of preparation if you get selected.
  • Please make sure you read and adhere to the Code of Conduct prior to submitting.

What type of talks are we looking for?

We welcome topics that are relevant to the wider gamedev community. We’d appreciate some link to or mention of a JetBrains product, but your talk doesn’t have to be focused on it.

Some topics we’re always interested in:

  • Engine-related – how to get the most out of your favorite game engine, whether that’s Unreal, Unity, Godot, or any other.
  • Building your own game engine.
  • Language-related – new features in C++ or C# that will help with your project.
  • Debugging – how to quickly figure out why your game isn’t working properly.
  • Architecture – clean code vs performance requirements, etc.
  • Performance tuning, memory management, concurrency, benchmarking, logging, etc.
  • Testing – everything from unit testing to integration testing, and from automated to manual.
  • Open-source libraries that can make a big difference to gamedev.
  • Automated CI/CD processes for building, testing, publishing, and distributing your game.
  • Leveraging cloud computing in game development.
  • And anything else, as long as it’s interesting to our gamedev attendees!

To give you an idea, here are some talks from 2022 that were a hit:

  • Useful Game Developer Habits
  • Making Plugins for Game Engines as a Business
  • Unreal Engine Game Optimization
  • Unity Packages
  • Making UIs With C++ in Unreal Engine

More information is available on our Call for Speakers page. 

Not sure if your talk idea is a good fit? Reach out to matt.ellis@jetbrains.com and we can discuss.

We look forward to your talk submissions!

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