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Tech in Motion SF Presents: Load Automation + Scalability in Gaming @KIXEYE

  • Feb 6, 2013 · 6:00 PM

KIXEYE is opening up their Top Secret Lab for a fun filled night of free Happy Hour & Snacks before two speakers will delve into the challenges of developing and maintaining a Gaming platform. Join Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for their 5th installment of Tech in Motion San Francisco and come ready to learn some pretty cool stuff!

The Presentations will be the following:

Scalable Game Development By: Larry Mellon

Building “fun” can be hard and upfront planning only carries you so far. Larry will talk about how to use Automation to accelerate and scale the build/test/measure processes. He will also cover the use of Analytics to iteratively improve the gameplay, system performance, monetization and the production cycle itself.

Meet Larry Mellon

Larry Mellon is a frequent author and speaker on accelerating game production via automated testing and metrics-driven development. He joined the game industry over ten years ago, distributing systems to bear on the development challenges of EA's The Sims Online and The Sims 2.0. Larry was a lead architect in DARPA's Advanced Distributed Simulation and Synthetic Theatre of War programs.


Scaling Your Infrastructure By: John Sasser

Whether you are a developer, gamer, or just plain interested in scalable platforms, this talk will interest you! John will discuss different strategies and approaches to prepare your infrastructure for natural growth or a massive influx of users. Attendees will learn how to identify weak areas and correctly engineer solutions for common bottlenecks and reduce single points of failure. In addition, he will cover how to prepare for a launch, when to scale horizontally vs. vertically, as well as tips for capacity planning.

Meet John Sasser

With 14 years of infrastructure engineering and technical operations experience, John brings a myriad of knowledge from both the public and private sectors. John has architected and managed mission-critical environments for DoD, DHS, and NSA, as well as a number of large commercial clients either directly or through his company, Nimbus Solutions. In addition, John has helped a number of smaller start-ups in Silicon Valley and beyond build world-class ecosystems.

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  • Scott B.

    Had a great time at the event and learned a lot!

    February 7, 2013

  • Kate L.

    Great meetup! Excellent presentations as well by John Sasser and Larry Mellon, learned a lot!

    February 7, 2013

  • Matt M.

    Thanks to Kixeye and all the people involved organizing the event, especially Sarah and Rachel! Very successful and informative event!

    February 7, 2013

  • Sean

    Great event!

    February 7, 2013

  • Ellinor M.

    Such a great meet up! Really enjoyed the speakers and hearing about scalability from Kixeye's executives!!

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time, thank you for doing this!

    February 6, 2013

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    Stuck in San Diego :(

    February 6, 2013

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  • Mauvis

    Good to see everyone.

    1 · February 5, 2013

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    1 · January 22, 2013

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