At its core, Roblox is a values-driven firm. Our values decide how we work collectively, discover and develop the correct expertise, and outline our personal imaginative and prescient of success. A kind of values is to Respect the Neighborhood: we take into account our influence on the world, attempt to respect everybody’s greatest pursuits, and talk authentically. Our neighborhood consists of Roblox creators, builders, customers, and workers.
Zooming In: Roblox’s Developer and Creator Neighborhood
Builders and creators are integral elements of the Roblox neighborhood. We wouldn’t have a product with out them, so understanding their wants, minimizing their overhead, and making their expertise each seamless and productive are all key priorities.
A technique we do that is by means of our communications touchpoints: protecting an open dialogue with our creators and builders by means of focus teams and our DevForum. However we additionally imagine in understanding the product by utilizing it ourselves. Our inside Recreation Jams supply one instance of how we get in contact with our developer neighborhood’s workflow by means of direct, hands-on expertise.
Supporting Builders and Creators with Recreation Jams
“Recreation Jams” are a long-standing trade custom that’s been part of Roblox’s tradition because the starting. One in every of our most well-known Recreation Jams is held yearly, normally along with the Roblox Builders Convention, and challenges groups of builders to point out off their expertise and win awards by creating superb Roblox experiences in a brief window of time.
Internally, we use Recreation Jams as a chance to work throughout the product underneath stress. This helps us recognize the strengths of Roblox Studio and different instruments we offer, but it surely additionally serves to focus on areas the place we are able to make enhancements and attempt for an much more seamless expertise.
Many teams inside Roblox maintain Recreation Jams all year long. A current Jam held by our Creator Group helped us establish tons of of small points, lots of which have now been addressed to considerably enhance the expertise of each creators and devs.
Final December, we held a Recreation Jam the place our CTO and the VPs of our main Product and Engineering teams squared off with creations of their very own. By together with even our most senior leaders within the Recreation Jams, we be certain that all people at Roblox is ready to empathize with our builders and creators and to grasp their every day workflow.
As a result of the extra we perceive our neighborhood, the extra we are able to assist them—and the extra we assist their imaginative and prescient, innovation, and impressive targets, the additional we’ll go collectively.
Take a Peek Behind-the-Scenes of Our Engineering and Product VP Recreation Jam
“[Game Jams] permit our Engineering and Product results in actually perceive what our product is like as we speak, in order that they’ll information our Teams to enhance instruments and expertise and be certain that sooner or later our builders have an excellent higher expertise on the platform.”
– Brad Johanson, Chief of Workers to the CTO
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