The Games Ireland LAN Party 2013 will take place tomorrow, Friday the 1st of March. The event will take place in Windmill Lane Studios, in Dublin.

This is an invite only event. If you have not received an invite from Games Ireland and think you should have you can contact to see if there is space for a few more people.


14.00 – 14.20
David Sweeney, CEO, Games Ireland Welcome
Address by Minister Joan Burton, Cabinet Minister (Social Protection)

14.20 – 14.30
Start in Ireland – “Why choose Ireland and supports for new businesses?”
John Dennehy

14.30 – 15.00
Panel Discussion – “Marketing & the Community”
David Solari, Chief Marketing Officer, Jagex in Cambridge
Matthew Elliot, Riot Games EU Community Manager in Dublin
Bruce Bale, Facebook EMEA Gaming Manager in Dublin

15.00 – 15.15
Keynote Speech
James Whelton, Coderdojo

15.20 – 15.50
Panel Discussion – “Best Engineering Management Practices and Methodologies”
André Weissflog, Head of Development, Bigpoint Games in Hamburg
Jeff Dixon, Founder and Lead Programmer of Magic Pixel Games in Los Angeles
Sean Blanchfield, Founder of Scalefront and Techpreneurs

15.50 – 16.20
Keynote Speech – “People Development at Riot Games (with a focus within Engineering)”
Michael Saladino Director of Engineering, Riot Games

16.30 – 16.50
Panel Discussion – “Elements of games”
Neil Leyden, Director IDSC
Jeanne Kelly, Mason Hayes Curran
Paul Young, CEO, Cartoon Saloon (Oscar nominated for Book of Kells)

17.50 – 18.10
Panel Discussion – “The evolving business model”
Paul Breslin, General Manager EMEA, Riot Games
Tony Kelly, CEO, Demonware
Andrew Bowell, Head of Product Management, Havok

17:20 – 18.00
Start-Up Showcase
“Developing Game companies in Ireland”
Gary Leyden, Programme Director NDRC Launchpad
Josh Holmes of Microsoft and Startup Bootcamp
John O’Sullivan, ATC Venture Capital

Different Irish Start-Up Companies Highlighting Their Activities and Games
bitSmith Games
Batcat Games
Six Minute

18:00– Onwards

LOL – LAN PARTY/ Drinks Party