Welcome to the Bay Area's San Francisco Game Development Meetup

SF Game Development hosts free events that specialize in developer-focused technical talks about game development, marketing and design. With a community of over 6000 game developers, engineers, writers, designers and students, come attend one of our events to expand your skills and network with industry professionals.

San Francisco Game Development

Supported by the following companies and sponsors:

343 Industries
Manticore Games
Big Fish Games
Manticore Games
Manticore Games
Manticore Games
Manticore Games
Manticore Games

Who Organizes SF Game Development

Jordan Schuetz

Jordan Schuetz

Founder of San Francisco Game Development
Senior Product Marketing Manager II, Solutions at HashiCorp

I ❤️ Developers and love educating them through my interactive content and events. As a developer experience expert, my goal is to help developers build things faster, better and easier. My day to day work includes improving all parts of the developer experience to increase top of the funnel adoption and product retention. I'm always listening to developer feedback to drive change in the product and enabling developers to spend more time innovating and less time coding. I'm an expert at product messaging, developer tooling, and telling technical stories that are digestible by all audiences.

My passion to improve the developer experience comes from my background as an indie game developer. I founded a game development company that acquired over half a million paid installs across multiple platforms including the Nintendo Wii U console. I also created custom educational software that is currently being utilized by the University of California Riverside to teach business students how to code using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and consume RESTful APIs. My educational software has been used by over 16,000 University of California students and has saved the students over $350,000 in college book fees. Additionally, LearnCS8 has helped business students get jobs in the Software Engineering and Computer Science field by giving them their first initial exposure to front end development.

Currently, I'm living and working in San Francisco at Twilio as a Senior Product Marketing Manager of Developer Experience. I founded San Francisco's most attended game development meetup which now has over 1.5k members, and organize a total of 3 meetup groups that collectively have over 3k SF Bay Area developers. My past experience revolves around Developer Advocacy which includes product evangelism and collecting developer feedback to improve the developer experience. I've worked on creating robust web experiences and product journeys that are consumed by hundreds of thousands of developers monthly. If you would like to network, collaborate, or work together, feel free to reach out; I'd love to help you make your dreams a reality 🥑

Past Meetups at SF Game Development

San Francisco Game Development hosts both in-person and virtual meetups during COVID-19. We have resumed in-person events during COVID-19 by conforming to the current CDC guidelines. We want to make sure that everyone feels safe at our events and require all guests to provide an inclusive, welcoming enviroment for all.

RSVP for a Meetup Today

Please come attend one of our events to expand your skills and network with industry professionals, we would love to see you out at our next event! Please RSVP on Meetup.com to secure your spot and join our Discord Server to stay in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you source speakers from large companies?

    This group has grown organically and I'm super happy to have the support of hundreds of developers like yourself. Without our groups large attendence at each event, sourcing and securing these speakers wouldn't be possible, so keep showing up if you want to support us and keep providing a safe space for speakers to come present their knowledge. Jordan has worked for years in the Developer Evangelism, Advocacy and Relations space and would love to connect with you if you can help assist with the sourcing of educational speakers.

  • We would love for you to share your knowledge and story at SF Game Development. If you would like to be considered for a speaking spot at a future event, please email me at jordan.schuetz@gmail.com with your talk title, abstract and background of your experience. If you are a company looking to share your API or service with our community, consider a sponsorship package, or reachout to see if you would be a good fit for a 15 minute speaking slot.

  • Jordan founded San Francisco Game Development in April of 2018 due to a lack of high-quality game development meetups in the area. Jordan grew up in the Bay Area, and kickstarted his career in game development by networking with other game developers at local meetups. SF Game Development was founded to give back to the community and provide a space that gives others the opportunity to learn and make their dreams become a reality. You can support our efforts by attending an event or sharing your story with our community. Also if you are company looking to sponsor our meetup group, it helps keep the dream alive.

  • Please reach out to Jordan Schuetz personally with all sponsorship inquires. You can reach out to him at jordan.schuetz@gmail.com and you will be sent the whitepaper. All sponsorships are up to the organizers discretion and the company must embody the groups core values.

Contact the Organizer

Location varies per event, please check the Meetup.com page for updated info:

San Francisco, CA