CGX 2018 Fun Update

CGX EXHIBITOR FUN UPDATE!

CGX Ottawa 2018

We wanted to keep you updated on CGX’s exciting list of activities and events to take part in this year!

Press! We have some AMAZING coverage at the event! Twitch HQ, Geek & Sundry, Games Industry Biz, Rogers TV, OBJ, Popular YouTubers, and more will all be attending the event and we look forward to showing you off!

Connect Cafe: All attendees are welcome to the Connect Cafe!! An amazing hiring event to meet and greet 10 studios hiring right now!! (Shopify, You.I TV, WB, East Side Games, The Meatly Games & more!!) Event Saturday 12-2pm.

Mentor Lounge/Portfolio Reviews: Want to mentor or be mentored by industry leaders?!

Sharing this event: Here is a social link to share with any connections you would like to see at the event!

 

CGX also has several amazing events taking place for attendees!

Masterclasses & Workshops: We have added 3 incredible workshops to the event! These are 3 hour hands on train to teach you amazing skills in various areas.

These do require a master pass ticket, as CGX attendees you can buy for 50% off ($50 for all 3) – amazing deal as these are valued much higher!

Code: MasterDiscount 

1. Game UX and Cognitive Science Masterclass with Celia Hodent, former UX director at Epic Games. With experience working on games such as Fortnite, Far Cry, Rainbow 6, and more, Celia will be bringing the same masterclass she teaches across the world right here to CGX Ottawa! This class will dive into the world of creating an engaging and rewarding user experience for players by examining how the human brain works in terms of perception, attention, and memory. Attendees will leave with tools to improve the experience of your target audience in your game.
 
2. Scrum Workshop with Sherri Flemings, the founder of Webble Interactive. Join Sherri as she walks you through the ins and outs of a scrum meeting, and why it is a great tool to have as you run your studio, big or small! By the end of the day you’ll have a thorough understanding of scrum roles, meetings, and the process of creating a product in an agile and efficient way!
 
3. A Beginners Guide to Video Game Neural Networks with Nathan Pringle. Join Ottawa-based indie developer Nathan Pringle for a lesson on how neural networks can affect in game artificial intelligence.
 
This workshop is designed to introduce people to the sometimes complicated Neural Network, simplify it, and arm developers with the ability to expand on this knowledge to use these networks in their own games.
Masterclasses and Workshops schedule is up on our website, all held in Boardroom 201!

If you need a master volunteer assigned to assist at your booth while you take part in any of the above → contact@jillianmood.com

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or want any more information, don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

50% off Master Pass – Code: MasterDiscount 

CGX Masterclass and Workshops

CGX MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOPS

CGX Ottawa 2018

CGX is so excited to present 3 incredible masterclasses & workshops at
CGX Ottawa with some wonderful industry leaders!

Want to take part in these three amazing classes? Purchase your Master Pass and get access to all three classes, the CGX conference, and the expo floor! Or attend only the workshops for 99$ and see all 3!


1. Scrum Workshop with Sherri Flemings, the founder of Webble Interactive. Join Sherri as she walks you through the ins and outs of a scrum meeting, and why it is a great tool to have as you run your studio, big or small! By the end of the day you’ll have a thorough understanding of scrum roles, meetings, and the process of creating a product in an agile and efficient way!

 

2. A Beginners Guide to Video Game Neural Networks with Nathan Pringle. Join Ottawa-based indie developer Nathan Pringle for a lesson on how neural networks can affect in game artificial intelligence.

This workshop is designed to introduce people to the sometimes complicated Neural Network, simplify it, and arm developers with the ability to expand on this knowledge to use these networks in their own games.

 

3.UX and Cognitive Science Overview (3 hour masterclass)

User experience (UX) and cognitive science are becoming trendy in the games industry, but how can these disciplines help a team develop and improve their product? UX and cognitive science combined are at the service of the intended design, and can provide very concrete and easy-to-use tips to anticipate and solve problems, sometimes even before the playtesting phase.

This short 3-hour Masterclass proposes an overview of how the human brain works in terms of perception, attention, and memory (critical elements for UX) as well as an introduction to a UX framework to use cognitive science, psychological knowledge, and UX guidelines. The goal of this Masterclass is to introduce participants to the tools that can significantly improve the experience of the game they are developing for their target audience. This Masterclass will offer numerous examples, from video games and beyond, to illustrate each point.

Content
This Masterclass has about 3 hours of content total between 2 main parts.

Part 1 – Introduction to cognitive science and psychology. To understand how the brain works and more specifically, how it learns, we will look into the capabilities and limitations of human perception, attention, and memory, using multiple examples taken from video games and beyond.

Part 2 – Focuses more specifically on the User Experience (UX) framework you can apply when developing your game, and how it relates to the brain’s capabilities and limitations. We will break down UX into ‘usability’ and ‘engage-ability’ and detail the important principles within these 2 components that can make, in the end, a great difference for your player and how s/he will experience your game (for the better!). It will cover how to successfully onboard players (i.e. first time user experience over, roughly, the first minutes to an hour of play) as well as how to keep players engaged over time.

Audience
This Masterclass will deliver the most benefit to game designers, artists, gameplay programmers, and junior UX practitioners, however, anyone can benefit from knowing more about the brain and about user experience.

 

Get your Master Pass now for these amazing learning opportunities!

CGX Exhibitor Guide 2018

CGX Ottawa 2018 Exhibitor Information Guide

Get your Canadian Gaming Expo exhibitor information for 2018 here!

Saturday, June 23 @ 9am to Sunday, June 24 @ 6pm

CGX Ottawa 2018 Exhibitor Layout