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Day 02: Saturday, January 28th

Geeks go hard! Never mind the after party on Friday, it's another full day of interesting topics and inspiring ideas. We know you're going to need a little more coffee than usual. We're ready! We promise! Today's sessions occur at The Guild Hall (615 Montgomery Street).

The Arena

The Guild Hall

9:30am - 10:30am

AR/VR in the Real World

Pokemon Go’s summer success was a breakout hit for augmented reality. With the release of the Oculus Rift this year virtual reality is also coming to consumers. How should entrepreneurs and companies understand and plan for these emerging markets?  Hear from two movers and shakers that are building cuttinge edge technology in AR and VR.

The Arena

The Guild Hall

10:45am - 11:45am

What Makes for a Smart City?

It might be awhile before we join the Jetsons in Orbit City but smart cities are just around the corner (and, in some cases, here). Integrating IT with IOT (that’s Internet of Things) to help manage everything from streetlights to parking. This panel will share best practices and opportunities that come from building Smarter Cities. There will be an emphasis on funding and building a team to solve some real problems.

The Arena

The Guild Hall

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Building an MVP and Scaling Lean

How do you know what your customers want? How do you deliver those features? AND easily validate their demand? This panel has been there and done that and will tell you all about it.  From the MVP (minium viable product) to building  sustainable business and revenue model a successful entrepreneur must constantly make decisions about how to allocate their precious resources – time and money.  Join these entrepreneurs as they talk about lessons they learned in launching their products and building companies.

The Arena

The Guild Hall

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Social Media Smackdown

Is your business’s social media presence serving you well? Put it in front of this panel of experts for live feedback. Learn from real examples not abstract principles! To get your endeavor picked for consideration, tweet in advance to our panel.

Did you ever wonder how much planning and creative energy goes into building video games?  What should the plot line be?  What are the rewards that will keep players coming back to play again?  What should the characters look like and how should they move?  How should the game sound and what types of music and sound effects should be included?
Join this panel of video game creators to learn more about how these decisions get made and what goes into creating successful video games.

The Arena

The Guild Hall

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Indie Game Awards Presentations

Grab a drink and join us for our awards presentation to the indie game developers that showcased their games in our Indie Game Arcade.  The game creators will each present to the crowd and answer questions about their game. Project MQ will present the people’s choice award.

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