Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields in the gaming industry.
Meeting with this Mentor is highly recommended if you’re interested in career/professional development, happiness, software engineering, product management, and entrepreneurship.
Paul Toprac is the Associate Professor of Instruction and Director, Game and Mobile Media Program, at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Principal Investigator of the Simulation and Game Applications Lab. In this capacity, Toprac had published more than 100 games and apps. Previously, Toprac was at the SMU Guildhall, which offers a master of science in game development degree. Before then, he was the Executive Director of the Austin Technology Council, which he grew to become the then largest independent technology association in Texas. Toprac has more than the twenty years of experience in the software industry, in roles ranging from CEO to product manager to consultant. He also founded a successful computer and software development company in the mid-80s that was later sold.
You can see Paul’s full bio on his speaker page.
Advance RSVP is only available for SXSW badges, however there will be two, 15-minute walkup session available per Mentor for SXSW Gaming wristbands.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.