We’re super excited to share this project the Developer Relations team has been working on over the past year. We are partnering with Bevy to create a program for you to host your own virtual (and eventually, in-person) events!
To be clear, this is not live-ops or event games but a way to bring communities together to share knowledge, network and start new collaborations in a virtual environment and (once it is safe) in-person too.
So far, we’ve come up with several types of events that you can host; however, we are also open to new ideas! If you know of another type of event, please let us know and we’ll consider making it an official type of an event for the program — just keep in mind that the events you host should revolve around Roblox development. Here’s a list of our current supported events:
Everyone loves game jams, so why not host one? Your game jam could be tailored for your community to create assets for your own game or just a spontaneous game jam between fellow developers for fun.
Share and teach your Roblox development expertise to your audience. It’s up to you what you want to teach your audience, such as teaching others how to build, script, design games, or make 3D models for Roblox games.
Meet up with your audience, friends, development team, etc. You would want to use this event to attend an unrelated function, discuss ideas for your games, or hang out and develop together.
Speaker / Presentation
This event is for hosting a talk or presentation. The topic is up to you, however, you’ll need to have it planned out properly. You could host one to announce a new game, update or feature to a group of people or your community in-person.
A panel discussion is designed for a group of speakers, typically developers, that will answer and discuss questions from your audience. Great use of this type of event is having the attendees play-test a new game or update and give feedback in-person.
Host events in a virtual environment ranging from all the event types above and new event types such as live lessons where you teach your attendees a topic on Roblox Studio. Virtual Events will be hosted on Bevy’s own virtual conference web application.
Why should you host your own events?
- As a way to promote your studio/brand
- Decorate your event with banners/standing posters of your branding, bring more awareness to what you represent and catch the attention of people outside the Roblox community.
- Teach others what you wish you knew earlier
- Pass on your knowledge to a fresh and eager generation of Roblox developers and take an active role in shaping the future of Roblox games.
- Looks great on a resume
- The experience and skills you’ll gain from hosting events are invaluable and listing them on your resume will show prospective employers that you have a wide range of knowledge and experience.
- Learn new perspectives and ways to adapt
- By staying open to new opportunities and welcoming new ideas, you’ll find there are a million ways to accomplish things. What better way to start than talking to fellow developers at an event you hosted?
- Meet a lot of great people!
- Don’t forget to have a little bit of fun too. After all, you determine the way your events run.
What can Roblox do for you?
- Supply a digital handbook to give you insights and support with events.
- Provide support if you are stuck or need help with your events.
- Make connections between you and other Event Organizers
- Scheduled monthly meetings with the program staff, for you to provide us with feedback and for us to check in with how you are doing
- Connect you with sponsors and venues
To host your own events, you’ll need to apply into the program
If you are interested in attending the events hosted by our developers, you can find a list of upcoming events here
If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please feel free to contact the staff running it here.
If you are unable to message the group, please contact us via email at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Is this replacing the Roblox Developers Conference?
No, this won’t take the place of RDC!
Is there an age requirement to host events?
Yes, you’ll need to be 16 or older in order to join the program.
Is there an age requirement to attend events?
Yes, you’ll need to be 13 or older in order to attend in-person events. We also welcome chaperones to attend the events for anyone that is 13 or older.
When can we host events?
After you have been accepted into the program, you can start when you are ready and have your first event planned out.
Where can we host these events?
We are starting with virtual events only. Once COVID-19 clears up we will then expand into physical events where Event Organizers can host events in their local area. We don’t expect to expand to physical events until mid 2021, as long as it is safe.
Will there be events in my city?
If we onboard event organizers from that area then yes! You can also attend any virtual event no matter where you live.
What is the process to become an Event Organizer?
- You’ll start off with a written application. If we like your application we will contact you either through the Developer Forum or via email.
- The next step is a video submission where you talk a little more about yourself, your goals, the community you are building and where you plan to host events.
- If we like your video submission we’ll contact you again to setup a video interview where we can get to know you better and go into more detail about your application and video submission. This is a good opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.
We also have an FAQ page on our event site which we will keep updated as time goes on