Visual Studio at GDC 2018

Next week, the world’s largest professional game industry event kicks off in San Francisco: Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018. We’re incredibly excited to engage with all developers at the event looking to join the growing community of more than half a million monthly active developers building great games with Visual Studio today. Microsoft experts will be at the event and are looking forward to have great conversations with you. Here’s an overview of where you can find us.

Visual Studio at GDC 2018

Expo booth and theater sessions

Visual Studio experts will be present in the main Microsoft booth in the South Tower Lobby, together with experts from Azure, Mixer, PlayFab, Windows, and others. Come talk to us about:

  • Using Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio for Mac, and Visual Studio Code to build games for all platforms across desktop, mobile, and console with a variety of game engines.
  • How Visual Studio Team Services can help you share code, plan, build, and ship games with unlimited private Git repositories, cloud-hosted build agents, Agile planning tools and Kanban boards and much more.
  • Leveraging Visual Studio App Center to automate testing your games on real Android and iOS devices, distribute to testers and app stores, and monitoring real-world usage.

Located just outside the South Hall entrance, you will find experts to talk to about all these topics, as well as amazing experiences from Microsoft to participate in. You will also be able to join 20-minute theater sessions here, covering a wide range of hot topics.

Where we will be

DevOps breakout session

On March 22, Microsoft’s Cloud Developer Advocates Jessica Deen (@jldeen) and Abel Wang (@AbelSquidHead) will deliver a breakout session on DevOps for Game Developers with Team Services and Microsoft Azure at 11:30 AM.

So much more…

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s great session content from various Microsoft teams, access to experts across Xbox, Azure, and PlayFab, and much more to help you build great games with the help of our technology.

To learn more about all the different ways you can interact with Microsoft at GDC 2018, take a look at our Microsoft @ GDC page. There you will also find a PDF version of this information, so you can keep it with you on paper or your phone for easy reference.

We hope to see you at the event and look forward to talking with you all! And if you can’t make it to the event, be sure to follow @VisualStudio for the latest from GDC 2018 and beyond.

Rajen Kishna, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
@rajen_k

Rajen does product marketing at Microsoft for Visual Studio for Mac, as well as mobile and game developer tools. He has a background in application development for various platforms and a passion for technology all-up.