Sat, Mar 25, 9:00 AM (UTC)

Learn Unreal Engine Basics with the Unreal Engine South Africa community in collaboration with Kasi hackathons.

Hybrid event

About this event

Welcome to the Basic Unreal Engine sessions at Kasi Hackathon! Unreal Engine is the fastest-growing skill requirement in real-time and 3D graphics, and with these sessions, you will learn the skills you need to succeed in game development, architecture, film and TV, automotive, and more.

Inspired by Epic Games' vision to create the next generation of Epic talent and open new opportunities for those who have mastered the skills and technology that power gaming and interactive 3D content, we are thrilled to continue pushing boundaries and walk the journey with both you and the Epic Game Community as Unreal Engine South Africa.

Our goal is to enable success for emerging local talent by demystifying the critical talent pipelines and skills teams look for, while providing realistic pathways into Epic through early career opportunities. By attending the Basic Unreal Engine sessions, anyone can benefit from the free tools that are available to help hone their skills and build immersive new worlds.

Our in-depth series of recommended courses tailored to specific industries will help you develop the real-time skills you need to succeed. In these sessions, you will master the real-time skills and techniques used in many industries today.

We understand that sometimes when you're learning something new, it can be difficult to know where to start or where to go next. That's why our Basic Unreal Engine sessions are designed to be beginner-friendly, with step-by-step guidance to help you develop the skills you need.

During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to create content, which could take the form of an independent or collaborative project with students or professionals as an opportunity to share knowledge and seek constructive feedback. It does not need to be a massive undertaking: a mini-game or level, a prototype, a tool, a character, or a simple product tutorial can showcase your knowledge and help you gain experience.

We also encourage you to participate in Game Jams, either through major publicized events, local chapters, or even start your own with a group of friends. Epic MegaJam is one example in addition to the many you can find on sites like You can also check out Unreal Engine’s Game Jam Tips and Tricks straight from Epic developers.

Enter competitions, such as The Rookie Awards for 3D Art. Explore what’s out there for your desired discipline. These do not need to be major events; even small student-led competitions are great opportunities for experience and exposure to learning new skills.

The Early Career Guide is a roadmap for students, administrators, educators, and job seekers that covers the entry-level skills needed to begin their journey toward a career in gaming and interactive 3D. The learning content and recommendations provided in this guide are meant to serve as a helpful framework for beginners. We will curate recommended content that is accessible through Epic’s learning portal and make periodic updates as new resources become freely available.

In these sessions, we will describe common career paths provided through Epic’s early career program, illustrate the competitive skills needed for new recruits to be successful in these areas, and introduce accessible learning content to help anyone get started on their career journey.

Join us for the Basic Unreal Engine sessions at Kasi Hackathon and be a part of the next generation for Epic. Start your journey towards a career in gaming and interactive 3D today!

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Saturday, 25 March
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM (GMT+2)

Venue map


9:30 AMUnreal Engine For Africa
12:00 PMRequirements
1:30 PMResources
3:00 PMCommunity
4:30 PMOpportunities
5:30 PMContent
7:00 PMIdeation
7:00 PMTools


  • Phumlani Mbabela

    Manyisa Studios


  • Mokakatla Masekela

    ByAfrica School

    Co Founder & Community Lead | Film Enthusiast