The event is headlined by veteran game designer and producer Noah Falstein, who will speak about the opportunities in rapidly developing technologies that promise to soon provide us with the ability to seamlessly blend the real and the virtual, and why this is an ideal time to get involved. He will also provide some surfing lessons.
Robert Nyman will follow with a presentation about how Google works together with game developers, wants to help them and options for products, services & startups.
Mandy Waite will close with a look at what's required to provide real-time updates between users and players and the various options for implementing them, all the way from building your own backends to client side coding with Firebase's real-time database.
17.00 Welcoming words by IGDA/Google (5 min) 17.05 Noah Falstein - A Wave of Transmogrification (45 min) 17.50 Robert Nyman - Developers in the Nordics & how Google thinks (15 min) 18.05 Mandy Waite - Taking the pain out of real-time backend development (40 min) 18.45 Closing words & transition to gathering (15 min)
IGDA Finland Seminars are continuing education events for IGDA visitors and offer a chance to network with industry leaders and veterans.