Bay Area Mobile Game Developer Meetup Message Board › mobile Gaming Event: Next Week
San Francisco, CA
Next Week is our final event of the year - Meet the Publishers. There will be food. There will be drinks. There will be great speakers and with it being the day before Halloween who knows what else could happen. So come out on Tuesday, October 30th and have fun and network with us at Parisoma. As you know when it comes to our panels we don't mess around, so we've brought together a great list of high level speakers to talk about mobile game publishing and it's evolving role going forward. This is a can't miss event if you are a developer who's trying to decide the best way to get your game out in front of people. Not only do we have great panelist for you to learn from, but literally every major publishing company will have a person at the event so it's one stop networking if you're a developer. As a special weekend bonus to our developers, use this code: modev to receive a special discount for developers only. Register Here - http://mobilepublishe... .
Have a great weekend and see you on Tuesday.
Who's Joining Us?
Scott Prather - Senior Director, Business Development - Playphone
As Senior Director of Business Development at PlayPhone, Scott Prather leads teams responsible for both the developer and carrier relations initiatives within PlayPhone. Scott has more than ten years of experience in the wireless industry and has been involved in the creation of mobile entertainment services since its inception.
Prior to joining PlayPhone, Scott played an instrumental role in the creation, evolution and growth of OpenFeint. As director of strategic relationships, he was an integral part of the company’s success leading to its sale to Gree in 2011. Prior to OpenFeint, Scott has held several senior positions with notables in the wireless, entertainment and mobile gaming industries, including the founding of the largest mobile digital content distribution brand in I-play Partners, T-Mobile USA and The Walt Disney Company.
Ben Jones - VP of Mobile Publishing - Zynga
Ben Jones is Vice President of Mobile Publishing at Zynga. Based in San Francisco, Ben is responsible for building the Zynga Partners for Mobile program including attracting great game developers to distribute and promote their games to Zynga’s global network of players. He oversees Zynga’s third party partnerships with developers such as Atari, Phosphor Games, and Fat Pebble among others.
Before joining Zynga in June 2010, Ben was SVP at JAMDAT Mobile, one of the pioneers in mobile entertainment publishing. He oversaw sales, distribution, and licensing for operations in North America before joining Electronic Arts following their acquisition of JAMDAT.
Ben graduated from St. Mary’s College with a degree in history and has spent most of his life in California.
Kyu Lee - VP of Gamevil, Inc. and Head of Gamevil USA
Kyu Lee is Vice President of GAMEVIL Inc. and Head of GAMEVIL USA Inc. GAMEVIL is well known for revolutionizing the sector with its original and innovative mobile games, backed by unparalleled expertise in advanced mobile and network technology. Kyu, who has been in GAMEVIL since the beginning at 2000, has constantly played a key role in the evolution of Korean mobile gaming and has continuously introduced the innovation to the world. Kyu has graduated Seoul National University with a B.S. in Physics and is currently on the board of advisory at GDC Mobile.
Josh Burns - Moderator
Josh was most recently Associate Director, Products for 6waves, the largest global publisher of independent games on Facebook, iOS, and Android. Josh has worked with developers on more than 50+ games across Facebook, iOS, and Android to provide game advisory, including Kingdoms of Camelot, Ravenwood Fair and Mall World and led the product publishing team in the US for 6waves. Prior to joining 6waves in early 2010, Josh held a hybrid market research, analytics and product management role at Electronic Arts.