With only three weeks to go until the biggest conference in the games development calendar, it's time to make sure you're prepared for what could be the most important week of the year.
The entire games development industry will be heading to San Francisco, but rather than wandering aimlessly through the GDC Expo in hopes of finding that crucial new business partner, devs need to ensure they have their schedule planned long before they head out there.
Fortunately, GDC has created a useful matchmaking tool, which you can find at meetings.gdconf.com.
The website helps GDC attendees search through many of the 300-plus exhibitors that will be spread across the main Expo, GDC Play, the business center and careers center. By going through the site, you can request meetings from each of the companies you hope to work with, forming an online schedule for the week.
GDC will even send users a personalised meeting schedule shortly before the conference begins, so you have a handy guide to all of your planned meetings.
Can't find the exhibitor you're looking for? Check out the full exhibitor list to track them down.
Don't forget, the March issue of Develop will be on the show floor all week, giving you the chance to get your company in front of thousands of GDC attendees.
And if you want to meet up with our Deputy Editor Craig Chapple at the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org.