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Next month I am going to speak at an upcoming GEEX (Gaming & Electronics Expo) here in Utah. The topic will be about hobbyist game development: I have a 2-hour time slot to fill, and plan on sharing all my experience from the last 3.5 years working on Project Wish. It should be beneficial to anyone interested in making games and breaking into the industry. I will cover all aspects of development, and try to be informative for people interested in doing things alone, or with a large group, like we are. I hope to convey that the most important parts to "hobbyist" development are dedication, motivation and learning. I also plan on covering Project Management, Art and Artistic Pipeline, Design, and more. The relevant part for Gamedev.net: I am going to share about how Gamedev.net is a fantastic resource to anyone intersted in learning how to approach their dreams and make games. Anyone who is close to Salt Lake City, Utah and might be interested can go check out the conference at: http://www.geexshow.com I am officially scheduled on Saturday, July 19th at 12:00PM I'd love to meet anyone who is able to come. Wish me luck! [Edited by - Jerky on June 25, 2008 5:40:27 PM]

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Congratulations! Sounds good and best of luck.

Is the meeting going to be recorded so we can listen to it? (I am afraid Salt Lake City is not right next door for me, but could be awesome if those who cannot come will have a change to listen).

Anyway again good luck and keep us updated

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Are you serious? Dang it! I live in Bountiful but I'm currently in Florida until July 28 for an internship, so I'm gong to miss it unfortunately. Good luck though, and I'd love to be able to follow up on this.

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So here is the report: It went well and I had some requests for the slides and/or the video. Let's face it, noone is going to want to see me speak for 1 hour and 45 minutes on the internet, so I broke the presentation into parts and overlayed the slides in parts. I finally finished getting the videos put together so here are the links:

Part 1 - Intro - 4 mins 31 secs
Part 2 - My Background - 8 mins 40 secs
Part 3 - Project Wish - 22 mins 14 secs
Part 4 - Set Your Sights - 24 mins 49 secs
Part 5 - Take Action - 26 mins 53 secs
Part 6 - The Process - 21 mins 21 secs

Here is the presentation slides in pdf form: How to make your own game

I'll warn you now that the sound is pretty bad. If anyone knows how I can clean it up and get rid of the noise, I would love the help. Unfortunately, the venue didn't provide a quiet area for speakers.

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