First Anual Backend Services SummitFirst Anual Backend Services Summit

Apply to Attend the 2023 Backend Services Summit!

Come spend a day in Los Angeles, CA with the brightest folks in backend engineering. We'll enjoy quality time together with a mixture of chats, panels, and roundtables–join us and have fun with a chill beach vibe. Of course we'll have food, drinks, games, and sweet, sweet hoodies.

We appreciate everyone's interest but space is extremely limited, so apply as soon as you can.

Fireside: Andy Gavin, Founder of Naughty Dog

Join us for an exclusive fireside chat with Andy Gavin, a legendary game developer and founder. With a career spanning decades, Andy is known for co-creating the iconic Crash Bandicoot series and founding Naughty Dog. Andy will share insights from his remarkable journey, discuss the evolution of game development, and offer a glimpse into the future. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true industry visionary.

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Andy Gavin

Founder of Naughty Dog

Matchmaking Panel

Sammy, Josh and Chris will discuss the interesting dynamic of matchmaking systems and how a successful one requires a strong tech architecture that supports the specific game design goals. Expect to hear war stories and blunders from League of Legends, Apex Legends,Halo and Call of Duty as well as best practices and considerations for approaching a successful matchmaking strategy.

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Samy Duc

Technical Director, Respawn Entertainment

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Josh Menke

Principal Game Designer, Riot Games

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Chris Cobb

Co-Founder & CTO, Pragma

Roundtable topics

  • Engineering Management
  • Matchmaking
  • Player Data
  • Cross-Play
  • Anti-cheat
  • Infrastructure
  • AI
  • And much more!

We're also excited to hear your topic ideas!

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