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FREE WORKSHOPS AT JS GameDev SUMMIT

Most of the remote workshops from the list below are the complimentary part of full tickets. Grab your full ticket HERE.

The recordings will be shared with full ticket holders after the conference.

João Ruschel

PlayCanvas End-to-End : the quick version

In this workshop, we’ll build a complete game using the PlayCanvas engine while learning the best practices for project management. From development to publishing, we’ll cover the most crucial features such as asset management, scripting, audio, debugging, and much more.

Table of contents
  • - Introduction
  • - Intro to PlayCanvas
  • - a. Checkpoints and Versioning System
  • - Phase 1: 3D Scene
  • - a. Asset management, textures, materials
  • - b. Launching & Hot-Reloading
  • - c. Templates
  • - Phase 2: Interactivity
  • - a. Scripting
  • - b. Animation System
  • - c. UI
  • - Phase 3: Polishing & Publishing
  • - a. Menu Scene
  • - b. Additional features: Tweening, Audio, Particles
  • - c. Publishing to the Internet!
  • - Wrap up
  • - a. Final considerations
  • - b. Questions
Prerequisites

An account on playcanvas.com (free) so you can follow along with the presentation.

Workshop level

Familiarity with game engines and game development aspects is recommended, but not required.

Workshop schedule & location

Date & time: April 11, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST. Remote.

Gustavo Cordido

Introduction to WebXR with Babylon.js

In this workshop, we'll introduce you to the core concepts of building Mixed Reality experiences with WebXR and Babylon.js.

You'll learn the following:

  • How to add 3D mesh objects and buttons to a scene
  • How to use procedural textures
  • How to add actions to objects
  • How to take advantage of the default Cross Reality (XR) experience
  • How to add physics to a scene

For the first project in this workshop, you'll create an interactive Mixed Reality experience that'll display basketball player stats to fans and coaches. For the second project in this workshop, you'll create a voice activated WebXR app using Babylon.js and Azure Speech-to-Text. You'll then deploy the web app using Static Website Hosting provided by Azure Blob Storage.

Prerequisites

  • A microphone for capturing audio (can be built into your computer or external)
  • Visual Studio Code
  • NodeJS (v14.17.X or above) and npm (v6.14.X or above) installed on your computer
  • Basic familiarity with JavaScript or TypeScript

Workshop schedule & location

Date & time: April 14, 18:00 - 21:00 CEST. Remote.

Frank Force

How to make amazing generative art with simple JavaScript code

Instead of manually drawing each image like traditional art, generative artists write programs that are capable of producing a variety of results. In this workshop you will learn how to create incredible generative art using only a web browser and text editor. Starting with basic concepts and building towards advanced theory, we will cover everything you need to know.

Table of contents
  • - Html Basics: Starter code; 2D Canvas
  • - Live Coding
  • - How to Draw: Shapes; Lines; Colors
  • - Building Blocks: Variables; Tests; Loops
  • - Random Numbers: Math.random; Seeded Random; Faking It
  • - Advanced drawing: More Pritives; Draw many small things; Text and Emojis; Transparency; Gradients; HSL color; Other options; Time and animation; Functions
  • - Generative Art Design: Keep code simple; Make rules; Experimentation; Clean it up; Build Contrast; Color Theory; Spiral of design; Ratcheting the quality
  • - Tips and Tricks: Saving your work; Avoiding Freeze Ups; Code golfing
  • - Polish: Pick favorites from the group for everyone to critique and polish
Workshop schedule & location

Date & time: April 5, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST. Remote.

Walt Ribeiro

How to spin up Game Servers with Vultr Marketplace (webinar from Vultr team)

Walt will show you 2 ways to quickly create a game server on Vultr - one with our one-click Minecraft installation on Vultr Marketplace, and another within Terminal after deploying a Vultr server.

Register via the LINK.

Workshop schedule & location

Date & time: April 6, 17:00-18:00 CEST. Remote.

Avaer Kazmer

Building the Interconnected, Traversable Metaverse (workshop from Webaverse team)

Largely based on Free Association in the Metaverse - Avaer @Exokit - M3, Avaer will demo some of the ways that open standards enable open and free traversal of users and assets throughout the interconnected metaverse.

Register via the LINK.

Workshop schedule & location

Date & time: April 6, 18:00-21:00 CEST. Remote.

Trainers

João Ruschel
Workshop
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João Ruschel
Snap / PlayCanvas, UK

Joao Ruschel is a Software Engineer on the PlayCanvas team. Creator of the 3D+AR game “minar”, he has been developing games as a side hustle back from the era of Delphi 2005 and DirectX, up to current PlayCanvas and Unity game engines. Previously creating dynamic infographics for Amazon’s Alexa (ask ‘What is the GDP of Brazil?’), Joao is currently a software engineer on the PlayCanvas team, focusing on backend services enhancements and editor improvements.

Gustavo Cordido
Workshop
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Gustavo Cordido
Microsoft, Venezuela, based in the USA

Gustavo is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, serving as academic lead for the Spatial Computing Advocacy team. He focuses on developing solutions such as curriculum, that can be used to introduce Mixed Reality and Spatial Computing technologies in education.

Frank Force
Game Engine
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Frank Force
Game Designer, Software Engineer, USA

Frank has worked in the games industry for over two decades and has also released many games and tools on the side. To his count there are over 50 releases, with source code available for most. Here’s a full list of everything he has released!

Frank currently works as an independent developer in Austin Texas. In the past he has worked at Rooster Teeth Games, Certain Affinity, LightBox, Volition, Midway Games, and Hypnotix.

Walt Ribeiro
Best Practices & Know Hows
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Walt Ribeiro
Vultr, USA

As Vultr's Developer Advocate, Walt Ribeiro helps create educational materials for developers and technologists including video/written how-to guides, product demos, reference materials, best practices, code samples, and training. Having been a broadcast engineer at Youtube Space LA, he understands online content and production and is excited to bring that energy to Vultr's growing community across all sites, meetups, and events.

Avaer Kazmer
Webaverse, Canada

Founding engineer at Webflow, worked at Microsoft, built the first WebXR implementation at Magic Leap, built several 3D web browser projects.