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Game Developers Conference

San Francisco

July 19, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Join IBM at the Game Developers Conference, July 19th through the 23rd.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. This year the event is presented virtually and IBM has a virtual booth and two sessions, limited client badges are still available.

Sponsored Session: AI, Esports, and Excited Fans: Developing Overwatch League’s Power Rankings with IBM

Date / Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:00 AM PT

Stephane Rodet, Lead UX Engineer, IBM
Corey Shelton Managing Consultant, IBM iX
Jon Spector, Vice President, Overwatch Esports
Ben Trautman, Analyst, Business & Gameplay Insights, Overwatch
Soe Gschwind, Host, Overwatch League

One of the world’s biggest esports leagues, Overwatch League. One of the world’s most iconic technology companies, IBM. An international team of experts coming together to solve an insanely complex data problem.
This is the story of how, in just two months, a team of elite IBM developers built an algorithm to turn 410 million data points into Overwatch League Power Rankings with IBM Watson -an objective, AI-based approach to evaluate the performance of players and teams in the Overwatch League.

Sponsored Session: Lessons Learned from Cultivating Open Source Projects and Communities

Date / Time: Friday, 3:40-4:10 PT

Speaker: JJ Asghar, Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud, IBM

An IBM developer advocate discusses how he built and cultivated Open Source projects and communities over the past decade, and what he’s learned along the way.