GDC (Game Developer Conference) – Harmony’s Gatherings
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GDC (Game Developer Conference) – Harmony’s Gatherings

Dates
March 20 sun - March 26 sat
Lead
Peter AbillaLeo Chen
Location
San Francisco & Palo Alto, CA
Team
Tier

Harmony is hosting developers at GDC to build – towards 100 game DAOs and digital festivals – in our Blue Metaverse.

Harmony’s GDC Gatherings

  1. 3/20 sun 0️⃣: 4pm 🎉 kickoff party (100 people, Atlas Cafe in Mission District), 6pm 🍾 private dinner (10 people, Menlo Park)
  2. 3/21 mon 1️⃣: 1:30pm 🐖 private dim sum (20 people, Palette Tea House), 5:30-8pm 🌌 TGI-Metaverse (30 people, Delarosa)
  3. 3/22 tue 2️⃣: 6-8pm 🎮 TGI-Games (30 people, Amber India)
  4. 3/23 wed 3️⃣: 6pm 🌟 TGI-Dreams (50 people, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse), 9-11pm 🎺 private Black Cat jazz (20 people, San Francisco),
  5. 3/24 thur 4️⃣: 4-6pm 🍺 happy hour with Relentlo & OP Games (40 people, Tempest), 6-8pm 🌖 TGI-Quests (30 people, Bluestem Brasserie), 9pm-2am 💃 private Bar Fluxus Salsa (20 people, San Francisco)
  6. 3/25 fri 5️⃣: 6pm ♨️ private Spicy King hotpot (20 people, Chinatown)
  7. 3/26 sat 6️⃣: 9-11am 🏀 basketball (15 people, Stanford’s Manzanita Field), 12-4pm 🌶️  Sichuan food (40 people, 423 University Ave, Palo Alto)

Team Goals

  • Educate game developers on how games are different on the blockchain
  • Build a bridge amongst developers who have a disdain or are skeptical of NFT’s and games on the blockchain
  • Recruit at least 10 Indy to small to medium publishers or game developers to build on Harmony

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Build a Game on Harmony, Receive $50,000 Grant To Get You Started
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EthDenver: Blue to Fly 🦋, Social Wallet 💬, Blue (Apes) Metaverse 🦧, Trustless Bridges 🌉, ZK-Proof Course 🎓

Conference Highlights

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Interest in cryptocurrencies and NFTs grows, but game developers remain skeptical

Two of the hottest, and polarizing, topics being debated in the game industry are cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). While the majority of developers said that they and their studio are not interested in cryptocurrency (72%) as a payment tool or in NFTs (70%), for such a nascent space, 27% percent of developers are at least somewhat interested in cryptocurrency at their studio and 28% are at least somewhat interested in NFTs.

🍏 Project Y

GDC guidelines:

Dispense $100K grants to 10 unique recipients (individuals or ideas) new to Web3

  • grant $10K to any person to form a “social token 🦋” 3-governor DAO
  • 2 strong yes from you and your partner with a forum post
  • no double or triple teaming
  • form a 2 of 4 multisig with your partner, matt (3rd silent), and li (4th silent)

Purposes:

  • empower community members to engage with web3 projects globally
  • align with people we enjoy spending time over days
  • close deals in person with multiple touch points

Terms:

  • must complete fundings by end of event + 7 days
  • must meet the grantees in person at the event
  • setup Gnosis multisig safes to dispense as grants or investments; all custody of funds must use metamask on 3+ devices (phone, ipad, laptop)

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Project Y: Spot Grants & Social Tokens for Scholars
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Project Y Teams

Details & Logistics

  • Proof of COVID vaccination required

Overall Goals for Event

  • Educate game developers on how games are different on the blockchain
  • Build a bridge amongst developers who have a disdain or are skeptical of NFT’s and games on the blockchain.
  • Recruit at least 10 Indy to small to medium publishers or game developers to build on Harmony

Quick Links

GDC Landing Page for Developers

Background on GDC:

GDC is the leading conference for game designers, showcasing the latest game development tools and services from leading technology companies such as Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, and Sony.

Run of Show/Daily Highlights:

March 20 sunday: Out-of-town attendees arrive

March 21 monday: Conference Opening Day

March 23 wednesday: TGI Dinner @ TBD

March 24 thursday: Sponsored Speaking Sessiong @ 2:00 PM in room #2024

March 25 friday: Conference Closing Day/ Out-of-town attendees depart

Sponsorship Details:

  • Harmony has One (1) Small, 30-min sponsored session
    • Scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 2:00 PM in room #2024
  • Sponsored session includes
    • Standard conference A/V set is provided which includes: (1) screen, (2) wireless microphones, (1) podium mic, (1) aisle mic, and (1) LCD projector
  • Logistical Contact: Matt Flemming Matthew.Flemming@informa.com
  • Sponsorships Contact: Cathy.Sanassarian@informa.com (Matt emailed)

Booth Details:

TGI, Dinners, Brunch

NameDateLocation
TGI
March 21, 2022 5:30 PM (PST)
Delarosa 37 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
TGI
March 22, 2022 6:00 PM (PST)
Amber India Restaurant 25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
TGI
March 23, 2022 6:00 PM (PST)
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse 201 3rd St #100, San Francisco, CA 94103
TGI
March 24, 2022 6:00 PM (MST)
Bluestem Brasserie 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103

Harmony Attendees

NameRoleDates AttendingFlight StatusDeliverables
Peter Abilia
speaking
3/20-3/25
3/20sun arrive
10 game studios partners
Stephen Tse
blue metaverse
3/20-3/25
local
write team plan /gdc 5 partners for /meta3 host 30 tgi friends
Li Jiang
community events
3/20-3/25
local
5 grants x $50k 100 new 1wallet users 50 tgi community
RJ Lan
local
Sam Harrison
local
Judy Zhao
local
Jack Chan
local
Zi Wang
local
3 timeless activation events
Vera Li
local
Brian Felsen
Essa Arey
3/20sun arrive
1. Meet 10 potential partners and obtain project information for review. Follow-up within 7 days after conference (spend more time learning and listening) 2. Provide Peter with feedback from potential partners and their wants/needs in the space. 3. Book 4 accommodations, organize 4 TGIs, organize 6 private events
Mikey

Action Items

WhatWhoDue DateStatus
Submit Booth Design for Approval to Meg Leighton
Feb. 11
Submitted
Print booth designs
Mar 10
Booth Merch
Mar 10
Book TGI (Wedensday Mar 23)
Register attendees
In-progress
Bring ipad to set-up lead scanner
Ask Meg if we need to order a carpet
Submit wifi form after Li signs it
Submitted
register ppl for event https://lu.ma/11m20fov

Register for Your GDC Passes

  1. Copy your code from the table below
  2. Visit the GDC 2022 Attendee Registration page, after filling out the required info, enter the code on the Review page; the code will waive the fee for the pass

Registrants

#Namee-mailPhone #Job TitleTicket TypeCode
1
Peter Abilia
Staff
EXB-uDie44
2
Li Jiang
Staff
EXB-uDie44
3
Stephen Tse
Staff
EXB-uDie44
4
Rongjian Lan
Staff
EXB-uDie44
5
Leo Chen
Staff
EXB-uDie44
6
Sam Harrison
Staff
EXB-uDie44
7
Zi Wang
Staff
EXB-uDie44
8
Essa Arey
Staff
EXB-uDie44
9
Judy Zhao
Staff
EXB-uDie44
10
Jack Chan
11
Vera Li

Other Notes

  • RECORDING: February 25: If you would like to record your program, the following two options are due by this date:
    1. Purchase a Vault recording package (if you haven’t already).
    2. If you prefer to hire your own film crew, you must hire a union shadow by this date • Recording your session(s) is not permitted without authorization. We must adhere to strict union labor rules at the Moscone center. Unauthorized recording will be stopped immediately.
  • INTERNET:
    • Internet is not included in your package. We recommend you do NOT rely on the onsite Wi-Fi for your presentations. The best option is to embed pre-recorded videos into presentations and play them during the presentation.
    • March 2: If you would like to order internet you will need to order directly through The Moscone Center by this date: https://www.moscone.com/internet-telecom Email: internet@moscone.com

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Essa’s notes
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