GDC is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

GDC + VRDC 2019 Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of GDC sessions by pass type, track, format, and more! With Session Scheduler, create an account to build your own GDC schedule and access it anywhere, including on the GDC app, once live.

If you've registered for GDC, you can use the same login credentials. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

Everyone Watching This Is Fired

Mike Acton  (Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Tutorials: N/A

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Mike presents some broad, sweeping, and perhaps unfair, generalizations about programmers in the industry. He then shares his expectations for what it would mean to strive to be among the very best programmers in the field. Specifically the technical, individual and team skills required for any programmer to solve the hard problems before them. For those programmers where good enough just isn't, and that want to take control of their own learning and careers, but just need to know what their next steps should practically be to have a bigger impact.


Attendees will take away a concrete list of target areas to improve their individual performance along with a starting point for making progress. Among those areas will be an emphasis on data-oriented design, general problem solving, understanding your tools, and team communication.

Intended Audience

Professional programmers working in team environments.