NDev meetup: Containers! Fastness!

Tonight at Bitters on the MUN campus NDev is hosting a talk about containers and performance. Worth checking out if you’re a tech-ish!

NDev 19 – Containers and Operational Performance Tuning

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Bitters Pub & Restaurant
Feild Hall 216 Prince Philip Drive St. John’s, NL

20 Devs Attending

Hey Folks!I’m sorry for being a bit late this month, I’ve been busy and waited way too long to get this meetup organized. My apologies. That said, I think we’ve got a killer talk lined up for you. Mark Simms is in town and offered to do a talk for our little group. Mark is a Partner Architect with Microsoft’s Azure engineering team. He’s responsib…

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Fall program: Call for Features and Activities

With students coming back to town, we’re looking to ramp up our activities to give folks a chance to gather and start building games together in the lead-up to our inaugural game jam. We’d like to invite all devs, artists, musicians, business folks, and sundry into our community. We’d like to develop a program that includes talks, workshop nights, and, of course, preparation for the jam.

If you’re interested, please, drop us a line, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook, or come find us at our regular meetups at Common Ground on Harvey Road.

PS: We should soon have an announcement about our special event for this month.

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Call for Features: September 2017

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.

August 2017 – Video Stream

Missed our August Meetup? You can still watch our Facebook stream of Darren Esau’s excellent presentation about the production of Secret Ponchos.

CTSNL Project Night!

The weekly CTSNL project night is tonight, pop on over to the Jumping Bean on Elizabeth if you’re hacking away at a project and want some company!

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

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

Our August meetup will take place at 7:30PM on August 15th at Common Ground, 30 Harvey Road. We’re delighted to welcome Darren Esau as our feature speaker.

Our Main Feature

This talk is a description of how a group of friends created a game called Secret Ponchos from their basements, despite not really having started in the way that studios are typically founded (e.g. with at least one programmer and a plan to create an actual game).

Our Speaker

Darren Esau is a programmer and co-founder of Switchblade Monkeys, which created Secret Ponchos for PC and PS4. He previously worked at Radical Entertainment, Hothead Games, and Virtual Marine Technology. He’s originally from Vancouver, and moved to St. John’s in 2009. He has two young daughters and looks forward to the day when they’re old enough that he can tell his wife that he’s buying the latest game release “for the kids.”


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:


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.