Our next meetup will be a social at the beautiful Quidi Vidi Brewery.
The Brewery and Justin in particular were extremely supportive of our 2018 Game Jam, and we reached out to see if they’d mind if we all dropped down some night. We’ll have a table from 6PM to 8PM, so feel free to join us and talk about what you’re up to lately.
The next NDev meetup is tonight at HeyOrca’s offices, and they’re providing pizza! And beer!
While we haven’t announced the event details yet, we’re planning to hold a game jam in St. John’s to coincide with the Global Game Jam, January 26-28th, 2018.
In the lead-up to this event, we will be holding a series of “prep sessions” to let people come in, figure things out, and chat about what they want to do during the jam. If you think you’ll be interested, please drop in and let us know!
Time & Place
4PM-7:30PM, Saturday, November 11th
Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road, St. John’s
Just a couple of items of interest to our members:
- Startup Weekend is happening soon, and we’ve been offered a shot at a few free tickets to the event. Email us for details!
- Other Ocean Interactive are looking for a Senior Programmer for their St. John’s studio. Great opportunity for an experienced game coder who’d like to work here in town!
I was fortunate enough to catch yesterday’s Innovative and Interactive panel at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. It was an exciting event, which I expected, and I got a lot out of it.
Newfoundland’s own Julie Lewis was joined by two film and digital media guest artists, Vali Fugulin and Gina Hara (of Geek Girls fame), on a panel moderated by Lisa Vatcher from Celtx, who have recently released their game narrative tool, Gem (full disclosure: I work for Celtx).
Listening to these folks talk about their work was really interesting and enlightening. They’re bringing diverse approaches to the intersection between art, film, games, and game culture, and I expect they’ll be groundbreakers in terms of bringing film and games, in particular, closer together.
One of my goals for Gamedev NL is to tap into our creative communities, and I had a chance to ask about what the panelists have found to work for that. It was fascinating to hear about their experiences, as well as feedback from the audience. I took a bunch of notes, which will feed into our work in the coming year.
Many thanks to all the participants, and a special thanks to Gina, who chatted with me about community building after the panel. I hope some of you will have a chance to learn more from and about these extraordinary women and catch some of the festival – especially their interactive programming – in future!
The fine folks at Hacking Health are holding another café event tonight.
Full details are here.
This month, we’re going to hold a social meetup. We’ll gather at The Geek Bar at The Rock House Pub from 6-8PM this Friday, October 20th. Hope to see you there!
Game programmers probably won’t want to miss this one, happening tonight! I’ll be there, look for me if you will as well!
The Computer Tech Society of NL’s weekly Project Night is tonight if you have some time and want to hang out with other folks while you work on your current project!
We’d like to do something really special this September to welcome all the new and returning students into our community. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact us! And as always, you can also reach out via any of our other community channels.