From the the 10th to the 12th of November I had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual Casual Connect Eastern Europe in Belgrade, Serbia, and the whole experience was a blast. It was the first time the conference was held in the beautiful Eastern European city. With over 1000 attendees from 51 different countries, it was a great opportunity for networking and meeting with people who use and are interested in GameAnalytics and Grow/UA.
I joined the conference together with my colleague, Camilla Schilbach, Business Development Director, and we met with a lot of interesting people. It was a really approachable event in that way.
At the conference I also gave a lecture about how anyone can do game analytics, titled “Data Scientists Need Not Apply: How anyone can do game analytics”… Funny enough the session’s moderator was a data scientist. That wasn’t awkward at all 🙂
I was happy to see so many attending, and I got a lot of good questions at the end, around how to put analytics into practice. I call that a success 🙂
If you didn’t have the chance to attend, you can watch my presentation here:
Or you can see my slides on Slideshare here.
The CasualConnect programme was filled with a lot of great talks. Here is a list with my recommendations on the analytics related ones:
- Beginner’s Guide to Growth Hacking by Nick Berry, Data Scientist at Facebook
- Scaling Online Game Development by Maciej Mroz, CTO at Ganymede
- Rising CPIs and Predictive Analytics by Julian Runge, Senior Analyst at Wooga
- The Pain of Crafting your Free to Play Game by Julia Lebedeva, Business Development Director at Nevosoft
Altogether we had a really great time visiting Belgrade and the beautiful fall weather made the whole experience even better.
For the full list of speakers, make sure to check out the official Casual Connect Eastern Europe website here.
If you want to learn more, you can read this article from Gamesauce.org