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 game design, game programming, Unity development, project management, and career development.
Fernando Reyes Medina is a Technical Game Designer at 343 Industries. Born and raised in Mexico City, he graduated with a Computer Science degree from ITESM. Starting his career as a Software Engineer in the Xbox Platform, Fernando helped deliver experiences like Cortana, Xbox Idle Mode and others for Xbox One X. After that he joined 343 Industries as a Technical Game Designer working on the multiplayer of the upcoming title in the Halo franchise: Halo Infinite. As one of the leads of Xbox’s Latinx in Gaming organization, Fernando creates different projects and events that allow members of the Latinx community to break into the game industry and succeed. He believes in the true democratization of Gaming, where everyone has a game that talks to them and everyone is empowered to create their own games.
You can see Fernando’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.
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