East Bay Game Dev Meetup

Ah, those wonderful Oakland nights…

Myself and Brandon Sheffield have been running a East Bay (Oakland, CA & surrounding area!) game development meetup for a few years now, but the invite page is on Facebook, which not everyone else uses nowadays. And we’re bringing it back, post-pandemic!

So here’s an official webpage for the meetup, which has two uses:

Firstly, it will list the next official meetup date, which as of today, is Wednesday, May 24th 2023 at 7pm at First Edition – in the upstairs area, either indoor or outdoor, depending on the weather. (1915 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612)

Secondly, we’ve set up a mailing list that we’ll ping every time we set the next meetup timing! Please sign up below:

Subscribe to the East Bay Game Dev meetup reminder list:

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Finally, as for what this meetup is and isn’t (and the bar requires proof of vaccination, btw):

IT IS: a chance to have an informal chat and an (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) drink with other game devs of all types and vintages, whether you’re indies, full-time at game studios, full-time in the tech biz with a game side-project, or a bunch of other possibilities besides.

IT IS: an opportunity to sometimes informally demo a video game or board game, albeit in an environment which may not be perfectly suited to it.

IT ISN’T: a formal ‘presentation’-style meetup, sorry – this is more of a ‘hang out’ type thing, just so everyone understands.

IT ISN’T: available to attend for anyone under 21 years old, due to the fact it takes place in a bar.

Any other questions, feel free to contact me.