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  • #7225

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Due to circumstances outside of our control the gd.ie event we are organising has been moved to Friday May the 15th – i.e. one week later than planned.

    It will still take place in the Science Gallery on Pearse Street at the back of Trinity College. We seem to have a sponsor in place now and a few good speakers. Final details will be organised early this week and then we will be telling you all.

    the focus of the whole event is on casual and game shorts for PC and iphone. the first part of the event will have industry speakers and talks and the second half will be informal ‘show and tell’.

    Since there are a lot of people involved in these types of projects we will be making a formal call (i.e. asking for people to approach us if they are interested in showing their work) later this week for projects that people wish to ‘show and tell’. Projects can be commercial or indie or student.

    PM myself or greenbean if you want to know more or wait until Wed/thurs when the formal news etc. will be posted here on gd.ie

    Aphra.

  • #43906

    Anonymous

    Hey guys, check out http://www.theshindig.org/ for some information on the event. If you are interested register at http://www.sciencegallery.com/events!

  • #43908

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    can I encourage folks here on gd.ie to register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending game dev 2.0

    This is kind of our birthday event this year and the main gd.ie event. It will be a great chance to network with people in the Irish games industry and find out what is happening.

    For students – I know, it is very near exams. sorry about that. Think of it as a short break from studying with a bit of free food and drink!

    The science gallery will start advertising this event on Monday to all of their members, and they have 6,000 of them! We want to make sure that gd.ie forum members get in there too….

    have a good weekend all!

    Aphra.

  • #43910

    Anonymous

    Looking forward to it :)

    Greenbean, the guy I was chatting to yesterday at the iPhone Dev Day was Ron Immink – he runs a site called http://www.smallbusinesscan.com – he said he might be able to get you some free publicity for the shindig. There’s a contact link down the bottom of that page.

    Cheers!

  • #43911

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the link Crish Gresgan. Like Aphra is saying above, we probably won’t be having too much trouble filling our allotment of tickets, but perhaps this will be useful for highlighting gd.ie or some of the developers attending some more.

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say anywhere else, but we can all presume that there will be a few drinks nearby in a local pub afterwards. So even if you aren’t up for giving a show and tell, bring your iphone games and laptops and show off your stuff in the pub.

  • #43913

    Anonymous

  • #43915

    Anonymous

    Now sold out

  • #43917

    Anonymous

    :shock: That didn’t take long. If anyone ordered multiple tickets they don’t need can they post here for other forum members to get some?

  • #43918

    Anonymous

    Hmm, that’s a pity. Probably pretty hard to crash too, I was there at one of the Infectious talks, and they were very strict at the door.

  • #43923

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    we are going to look at a venue nearby for after the formal event and people who don’t get tickets can hopefully come along there.

    Will also look into recording the event and if not streaming it maybe making it available for download after.

    ideas, volunteers, suggestions welcome…

    Aphra.

  • #43934

    Anonymous

    That’s frustrating that it’s sold out already.

    I’d wager there’ll be a heap of no-shows as well.

  • #43935

    Anonymous

    Hmm, that’s a pity. Probably pretty hard to crash too, I was there at one of the Infectious talks, and they were very strict at the door.[/quote:7a655906a5]
    You could always have some distract the doorman and jump the gate, or sprint past the doorman yelling "wanka!!", or just beg him to let you in. All three tend to have low to moderate success in the nightclub environment. Not sure how well that would transfer to the science gallery!

    Seriously though, as Cimota says, there’ll most likely be a lot of no-shows. It may be worth turning up and if there’s a few seats available it’s possible they’d let you in. They don’t want empty seats either so it works for them too.

    I got my ticket. If I can’t get down, I’ll give it to someone here.

  • #43937

    Anonymous

    Normally I’ve got train station security guards giving me a hard time while waiting for the first morning train. Now I’ve go to deal with bouncers too! :shock:

  • #43961

    Anonymous

  • #43964

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    can anyone who cannot attend our industry event please PM us so we can release their ticket to others or contact the science gallery on the day.

    It is nice to see the demand for this type of event.

    Many thanks.

    More info soon on details!

    Aphra.

  • #43965

    Anonymous

    Just get tickets from the touts at the door?

    :roll: :roll: :roll:

  • #43973

    Anonymous

    I heard GreenBean will be sneaking people in through the fire exit :)

  • #43977

    Anonymous

    All right! can someone please just post a pair of tickets on eBay. Happy bidding!

  • #43984

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    can people who can not attend our event next friday please pm either myself or John (greenbean) to let us know your name and ID before the close of business next Thurs.

    We will allocate any returned tickets to people on our waiting list.

    thanks

    Aphra.

  • #43985

    Anonymous

    sold out ? :cry:

    How long is the waiting list Aphra?

  • #43986

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    I don’t think it is too bad at this stage but have to check with John – he has the list.

    Aphra.

  • #43994

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    hi guys,

    we have a couple of jobs we may need help with on Friday night so if you are interested in helping out and can arrive around 5pm on Friday then please PM me.

    Also if anyone has good photographic skills and is willing to take photographs on the night please also let me know.

    thank you

    Aphra.

  • #44000

    Anonymous

    I’ll be down early if you need an extra pair of hands.

  • #44038

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hi everyone

    we are nearly ready to go and we offered four returned tickets to people on the waiting list late last night and this morning. If you were not one of them, sorry, but come along and join us afterwards in the Lombard.

    See you all later!

    6pm start remember….

    from 8.30pm in the Lombard pub

    Aphra.

  • #44039

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    a bit of press coverage.

    see http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/12962/randd/irish-gaming-industry-celebrates-in-smart-casual

    Aphra.

    PS thanks to Jamie Mc for help with the press release.

  • #44040

    Anonymous

  • #44043

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    thane,

    if no-one contacts you bring them along with you this evening and we will re-issue at the venue.

    They all have a number and name on them so whoever uses them will have to have that number to correspond with our list

    Aphra.

  • #44044

    Anonymous

    Well, I had a fun and VERY useful time!

    Well done you guys!

  • #44048

    Anonymous

    I’ve posted a link to the image processing script I talked about on Friday over on the programming forum. To the folks who were there: thanks for, you know, not heckling and/or throwing things!

  • #44049

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Thanks to everyone who attended and made the night such a success. Almost 70 people turned up on the night and afterwards things continued in the Lombard. I will get the photos online and a full news report too soon.

    a big thanks to John O’Kane for all his work…gd.ie person of the year award 09!

    Aphra.

  • #44050

    Anonymous

    "gd.ie person of the year award 09!"
    Seconded… motion passed. :)
    Was a great night, I came away with lots of info and met lots of very nice people in all aspects of the industry.

  • #44053

    Anonymous

    I had a fantastic night. Thanks John and Aphra for organising the event. John gets my vote too. Thanks to everyone for the feedback about our game.
    Was going to take a few days off after the build up to the event but I the motivation has me up working late.
    Our website, http://www.digitalsideburns.com, went down the day after in case anyone checked. We’re working on sorting it out.

    Baz

  • #44054

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    Hi guys,

    It was great to see such a fantastic turnout on Friday and the talks were really interesting. It’s nice to see what companies are up to here in Ireland, and for all the people working on projects I hope the talks and banter in the pub after have given those of you working on small projects a bit of a boost to keep going. If anyone I was talking to wants more info, just send me a pm.

    Thanks

    Jamie

  • #44056

    Anonymous

    A big thanks to all the speakers, Barry O’Moore, Viktorya Hollings, Cathy Orr, Chris Gibson, David Kelly, Alan Taylor, David Sims, Colin Barrett and Steven Troughton-Smith. Thanks to Phil Bourke and Hugh McAtamney for the half time entertainment. A thank you to Steve Collins for getting the Science Gallery location and a thank you to the Science Gallery staff (Lea, Derek, Emma Jane, Anja, Ian). Thank you Maureem Timlin and the IDA for sponsoring the event. Thanks to everyone for coming. Thanks to Jonathan Ruttle for man’ing the tickets desk and JamieMcCormick for the press releases.

    And finally, I think Aphra is being more than modest here because almost certainly there would be no event without all the work she did. A big thank you to Aphra.

  • #44057

    Anonymous

    A great night, thanks to all who beavered away behind the scenes to get it up and running.

  • #44058

    Anonymous

    Yep, great work Aphra and Greenbean – I really enjoyed the evening. When’s the next one John? :P

  • #44059

    Anonymous

    Sounds like a cracking night!

    Where are all the photos? :)

  • #44061

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    okay okay…

    in reverse order and not the best shots I have ever taken…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrak/

    I am missing some names and if anyone has an objection to the way they are depicted I might consent to taking it down!

    Aphra.

  • #44062

    Anonymous

    Sounds like a great time was had by all. Good to see a few female faces in the audience. I trekked all the way down to Dublin and didn’t even have time in the end to make it to the shindig. On the plus side, it’s not long until I relocate there so won’t need to travel half the world to make it to these things!

  • #44063

    Anonymous

    Definately look like ye had a good night.

    Great to see alot of people enthuastic about making games in Ireland. Perhaps I-Phone does present a means for Irish games development to spark off.

  • #44067

    Anonymous

    okay okay…

    in reverse order and not the best shots I have ever taken…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrak/

    I am missing some names and if anyone has an objection to the way they are depicted I might consent to taking it down!

    Aphra.[/quote:cbf236d37d]

    Hey! Great stuff – really good turn out and talks look really interesting (from the photos :)). Any plans by the presenters to share out the PPTs for us off-worlders?

    Also, could I object on Skycladders behalf about the way he is depicted and request he been blacked out? :) Sorry couldn’t resist!

    Great Job to Aphra, Greenbean and all involved!

    Ian

  • #44068

    Anonymous

    Any plans by the presenters to share out the PPTs for us off-worlders?[/quote:8285b483e3]

    Well my slides were quite short bullets but pdf of them is available here
    They are 3.6MB too (sorry about that) and don’t have gameplay video. I will throw up some youtubes at some point.

  • #44070

    Anonymous

    No that is cool! Congrats on Coretex – you did a lot with a little – like the approach! Look forward to the vids.

    Best,
    Ian

  • #50955

    Anonymous

    5 year old thread can be unsticky-ed?

  • #50956

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    yes done…

    Aphra

  • #50958

    Anonymous

    On a related note, the last post was by Ian Hannigan… I just met the man himself last Tuesday, like the legend he is, and knowing we be poor, he bought be quite a few beers :)

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