Sydney Game Developers is a community where game developers and game technology enthusiasts learn, network and have fun. We are makers, creators and thinkers who are passionate about game development and technology.
Our monthly Meetup provides an opportunity to hear what’s happening in the game development community from the experts. We fill the room with smart, accomplished, passionate developers, some free drinks and presenters who are experts in their field. Our diverse and highly technical members gather to talk tech, learn and network.
Why should you join?
• We’ll have guest speakers and presentations from industry leaders
• We love discussing the biggest issues and latest trends in game engine development
• Learn and challenge your skills
Through our Meetup you'll find a diverse community of professionals who are passionate about all facets of gaming, game development and game technology.
Each month we will discuss a topic relevant to our members. The talks will go for around 45 mins and will be followed by some networking and further discussions on the latest industry news and trends. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in game development, so come along and join us at our next Meetup!
Mirko Gozzo is the former General Manager for Riot Games Oceania and Europe currently on Sabbatical. Mirko started his career as part-time Customer Support in an Italian videogame distributor during his Economic University Studies. After his degree, he was hired from the same company as the marketing manager in charge of the publishing and distribution of foreign titles in the Italian market (Mortal Combat, Tomb Raider, Command and Conquer, etc).
He was then hired by Blizzard Italy to launch a new MMORPG which became the benchmark for many years in the industry. Tired of the Italian working environment, he looked for roles abroad and found a place in NCsoft where he re-lanched Lineage 2, launched Aion and some of the Guild Wars expansion. After 1 year in a small Chinese company to explore the F2P market, Mirko joined Riot Games in Dublin to set up the European operation. He then relocated to Sydney to do the same here.
At this talk, Mirko will share with you all the learnings and mistakes he has made with regards to hiring key talents. Riot helped Mirko level up his talent lifecycle management, which then allowed him to take a break without fearing it would leave the office in bad hands.
5:45pm – Guests arrive and network
6:15pm – Hello and introduction to speakers
6:20pm – Talk begins
7:00pm – Network/closing
This is a free event sponsored by Wargaming Sydney for the community. Some food and drinks are provided. Please RSVP as there are limited spots available and for catering purposes.