Meetup tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night we’re holding our August meetup! Hope to see you there.

Time & Place

7:30PM, August 15th at Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road, St. John’s. A remote stream will be available, with meet and mingle options available on request.

Reminder: August Meetup

This is your less-than-a-week-til reminder of our August 15th meetup. I’m looking forward to hearing the story, and I hope many of you will join us to celebrate the last meetup of the summer!


We’ll meet at 7:30PM on August 15th at Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road, St. John’s. A remote stream will be available via our Facebook page, with meet and mingle options available on request

Reminder! August Meetup Appetizers!

This is your reminder that our August meetup is coming up on the 15th, and we’d love to have a few Appetizers, so feel free to contact us if you want to mention something before the main talk!

August Meetup! Featuring: The Tale of the Unlikely Production of Secret Ponchos

Call for Features: August 2017

We had a lovely meetup this Tuesday past, and now we’re looking ahead to our August meetup. We’ll probably meet on the 15th, but if you have a suggestion for a meetup feature you’d like to offer anytime within a week of that date, please send us an email.

Reminder: July Meetup – Open Forum on Funding

Just a reminder that our July meetup is tomorrow night at 7:30PM at Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road. We’ll hopefully have a number of folks from the local business community dropping in to offer a few helpful hints on the subject, and it would be great if y’all had your own tips and experiences to share as well!

Startup Canada Live Video – Running out of money

In light of this month’s meetup, this seems relevant!

The Summer Lemonade Mixer: June 29th

In light of some unfortunate news in the community, we’re holding a social gathering with free lemonade for everyone.

Note that this event is in addition to and separate from our July 11th monthly meetup.

Hope to see you there!

Date & Time

7:30PM, Thursday June 29th, Common Ground Coworking, 30 Harvey Road

July Meetup: Open Forum on Funding

Our next meetup will take place at 7:30PM on July 11th at Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road.

We’re going to try something a little different for this meetup. We’re inviting all attendees to come and share their thoughts and experiences with finding and attracting funding for their projects. Funding is the most-asked-for topic at our meetings right now, and in lieu of having a dedicated talk on the topic, we’ll see if we can get some synergy going.

We are inviting some special guests who may have insight into this issue, and if any attendees would like to invite their own special guests, that would be very much appreciated!

Thanks to Ryan Hale for the suggestion of an open discussion.


If you’d like to book a 2-minute Appetizer slot to talk about a topic of interest before the main meetup, please fill out the form below:


The Nickel Film Festival 2017

The 2017 incarnation of the Nickel Film Festival is in full swing, including its workshop program. This year there are a couple of workshops that are of special interest to game developers:


Tue June 20, 3:30 – 5 PM, LSPU Hall Cox & Palmer Second Space
Pre-Registration Required. Free Admission

Following a short animation screening, instructor James Grace from the Digital Animation program at CNA will cover the origins and methodology of what they do, how it’s different from other programs, and why it’s been so successful. If you have questions about the history, economics, labour market, and international accessibility of this work, this is the workshop for you.

Register online:



Thu June 22, 3:30-5PM
LSPU Hall Cox & Palmer Second Space. Pre-Registration is required.
$10 /$5 students

With more than a million followers, YouTuber Matt Shea is one of the biggest local vloggers. He actually makes a living playing video games. You can learn more about how Matt does what he does in this workshop.

This vlogging workshop participants will set up and record an episode, and Matt will cover:

• How to reach your audience
• Confidence in front of the camera
• Setting up your Camera
• Audio and video editing
• Basics of your YouTube Channel

Register online:


Are you headed to the Nickel? Let us know how it goes!

June Meetup success!

We had another successful meetup this week!

Thanks again this month to Orange Slip Studios for sponsoring the meetup. We put that money to good use and made a couple of nice upgrades to our setup.

The first upgrade was an improved stream, including a “speaker cam”. Our speaker didn’t need the double camera, so we just used the new fancy camera for the whole stream, but we’re ready for anything now!

The other big upgrade was the addition of meet and mingle devices. We added four rooms, each on a separate device (my old electronic devices, with mounts provided through the generosity of OSS), arranged around the space to allow remote attendees to join in the social fun.

For future meetups, we’ll probably cut that back to just two:

I hope folks from around the province will take advantage of these as time goes on. We always have an interesting mix of folks, including our various Developer members, hobbyists, and all things in between.