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San Francisco, Calif. is stirring this October with two great events. Both events are open to the public and focus on networking, sharing and learning new and innovative development technique. So, if you’re in the area and are trying to break into the industry, in the midst of your own project or just want to hang out with like minded individuals, clear some space on your calendar.

One event is free and one is not so free. So even though you’re a gamer on a budget, you will be able to get out there and mingle for at least one of these.

Here are the particulars.

10/18 Meetup (free) @ 8:00 P.M.

  • Jillian’s
  • Metreon, 101 4th Street
  • San Francisco, Calif. 94103

Note, this meetup occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. That is 10/18 this month, tomorrow. You never know who is going to show up at these events, from recruiters to industry vets the likes of Will Wright (Spore, The Sims).

10/25 SF Game Developer’s Workshop @ 6:00 P.M.

  • G0ogle, San Francisco Office
  • 345 Spear Street
  • San Francisco, Calif. 94105

This workshop in particular will focus on cross-platform development. Speakers headlining are David Helgason, founder and CEO of Unity; Peter Relan, founder of YouWeb; and Rizwan Verk, CEO of Gameview Studio. The SF Game Developer’s Workshop is hosted by Yeti Zen, an accelerator specializing in consulting and delivering the tools to help boost startup success. This is a paid event ($10/15), but guarantees nothing short of another great networking, learning and fun opportunity — drinks, DJ and more included. Previous speakers have included Facebook game vets like Blake Commagere and hardcore developers like John Romero (Doom, Quake, Red Faction).

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