|event link: https://www.workatastartup.com/events/gaming-tech-talks-2020|
YC's Work at a Startup and founders and teams of 8 YC gaming startups are coming together to host a first ever job expo focused on gaming this November. Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch will be joining us to share his insights on how the business and technology of gaming is rapidly changing.
Aside from Emmett (if you haven't seen it, check out his excellent TED Talk on what streaming means for the future of entertainment: https://www.ted.com/talks/emmett_shear_what_streaming_means_...), we've got four pretty cool 10-minute lightning talks lined up:
- Designing from Day One: Artists as Founders, Sara Alfageeh and Thariq Shihipar, Founders at Multiverse (S20)
- Designing Characters with Deep Learning, Cory Li, Founder at Spellbrush (W18)
- Synthetic Media: Virtual Influencers and Live Animation, Jay Rosenkrantz, Founder at Figments (S19)
- MMOs in the Instagram Era, Jimmy Xu, Founder at Highrise (S18)
After the talks, we'll open up a virtual expo hall to meet with the founders and teams.
Many of the gaming startups fly under the radar at YC, but in my (biased!) opinion, if you love games they're some of the most exciting. And the gaming industry often tackles some of the most exciting and challenging frontier technology problems before anyone else.
Working at a startup is not for everyone - and gaming startups are some of the craziest for sure. But if you're in a position to go for it, based on my experiences I can say there might be no greater adventure. So if this piques your interest, check out the event link and apply to attend/come learn about open roles in engineering, game design, art, marketing/media and more.
Hope to see you there!