Event Team Questions and Discussions

Hi all, I wanted to take a moment to introduce our events team lead, Renee Roub. She’s a veteran of running game industry events with a passion for the Lumberyard and Amazon Game Studios customers. Her team is cooking up some really cool ideas for events and mobile roadshows and we’d love to get your feedback and bring you all into the conversation as we begin to plan these things out. I’ll be working with her team to create some community driven events as well. Thanks in advance for your feedback! Now, directly from her:


Hello Lumberyard community!

I am the events team lead, Renee
Roub and I have a project I am working on and I would love to get some
information from you!

I want to design a mobile unit
that can go out to many locations around the world and allow developers to have
a fun interactive experience with using Lumberyard.

If you have a min, help me out
with these questions:

(Please copy from here down and answer to help me track your feedback - Binky)

- How far are you willing to
  travel to go to an interactive Lumberyard POPUP LAB demonstration activity?
  - Not far
  - 5 miles
  - 15 miles
  - 25 miles
  - More
- Are you interested in
  participating in a Lumberyard hosted GAME JAM?
  - Yes – as an individual
  - Yes – as a small team
  - Yes – if it is short – 1 or 2 days
  - Yes – if it is long enough to really produce a finished piece
  - Yes – other ______________
  - NO
- Do you run or go to a meetup
  that would be interested in hosting this POPUP LAB?
  - YES
  - NO
  - MAYBE
- If so would you allow or like
  non members to attend?
  - YES
  - NO
  - MAYBE
- Which type of content would you
  prefer at a popup event
  - Tutorial content that dives into specific systems
  - Videos to watch
  - Games that you can play
  - Game Jam: Create a game in a specific amount of time using a set of predefined
    assets
  - Creative and interactive, “I learn by doing” activities
- Would you expect any of these
  things at the event?
  - A Lumberyard staff person to speak to our group
  - After the event a tangible thing I can take home or electronic thing I can use
  - Posts on social media about the event to drive attendance
  - An Amazon contact that we can use to ask questions or give feedback
I really appreciate your time
and consideration! Thanks for your feedback. I will post again when I have more
plans in place for this activity

Thanks,

Renee Roub
  • How far are you willing to travel to go to an interactive Lumberyard POPUP LAB demonstration activity?
    If the event isn’t in Italy it’s too far for me.

  • Are you interested in participating in a Lumberyard hosted GAME JAM?
    yes only if it is long enough as I cannot work in weekends and have almost zero free time.

  • Do you run or go to a meetup that would be interested in hosting this POPUP LAB
    No I don’t even remember the name of the only development event that I attended in my city as it more for gamers and not so much about development. attended twice then skipped for years.

  • Which type of content would you prefer at a popup event

    • Making of of breakaway or one of the lumberyard demos.
    • Game Jam
    • Mod Jam where teams of developers modify a common project adding things competitively but also collaboratively.
  • Would you expect any of these things at the event?

    • A Lumberyard staff person to speak to our group(at least an all round ingeneer for tech questions)
    • Posts on social media about the event to drive attendance(it is the minimum)
    • An Amazon contact that we can use to ask questions or give feedback(answers on forum are reasonably fast enough)
  • How far are you willing to travel to go to an interactive Lumberyard POPUP LAB demonstration activity?
    • <10 miles, If farther depends on how close it is to a transportation hub
  • Are you interested in participating in a Lumberyard hosted GAME JAM?
    • Yes – as an individual and if it is long enough to really produce a finished piece, plus due to being a very new engine I’d love to have a few contacts we can go to at least for the first couple of these jams
  • Do you run or go to a meetup that would be interested in hosting this POPUP LAB?
    • No, I dont know any meetups here.
  • Which type of content would you prefer at a popup event
    • Tutorial content that dives into specific systems
    • Videos to watch
    • Creative and interactive, “I learn by doing” activities
    • Community and Professional meetups
  • Would you expect any of these things at the event?
    • A Lumberyard staff person to speak to our group
    • Posts on social media about the event to drive attendance
    • An Amazon contact that we can use to ask questions or give feedback
  • How far are you willing to travel to go to an interactive Lumberyard POPUP LAB demonstration activity?
    • More
  • Are you interested in participating in a Lumberyard hosted GAME JAM?
    • Yes – as an individual
    • Yes – if it is short – 1 or 2 days
    • Yes – if it is long enough to really produce a finished piece
    • Yes – other ______________
  • Do you run or go to a meetup that would be interested in hosting this POPUP LAB?
    • NO
  • Which type of content would you prefer at a popup event
    • Tutorial content that dives into specific systems
    • Games that you can play
    • Game Jam: Create a game in a specific amount of time using a set of predefined assets
    • Creative and interactive, “I learn by doing” activities
  • Would you expect any of these things at the event?
    • A Lumberyard staff person to speak to our group
    • Posts on social media about the event to drive attendance
    • An Amazon contact that we can use to ask questions or give feedback
  • How far are you willing to travel to go to an interactive Lumberyard POPUP LAB demonstration activity?
    • More
  • Are you interested in participating in a Lumberyard hosted GAME JAM?
    • Yes – as an individual
    • Yes – as a small team
    • Yes – if it is short – 1 or 2 days
    • Yes – if it is long enough to really produce a finished piece
    • Yes – other (Would Lumberyard bring a Pop-Up Lab to a Student/User Group? Is this summer too soon?) :stuck_out_tongue:
  • Do you run or go to a meetup that would be interested in hosting this POPUP LAB?
    • YES - Other types of groups?
  • If so would you allow or like non members to attend?
    • YES
  • Which type of content would you prefer at a popup event
    • Tutorial content that dives into specific systems
    • If this means creating playable games? Yes!
    • Game Jam: Create a game in a specific amount of time using a set of predefined assets
    • Creative and interactive, “I learn by doing” activities
  • Would you expect any of these things at the event?
    • A Lumberyard staff person to speak to our group
    • Posts on social media about the event to drive attendance
    • An Amazon contact that we can use to ask questions or give feedback