I am Amey Gumaste. I am from Pune, India. I have been an Unreal user for about a year now and use it professionally for ArchiViz projects. I am creating this thread as I would like to know a few things and I am hoping that this is the right place to ask.
Reason for this post:
a. I want to create a community for Unreal Engine 4 Professionals, Students and Enthusiasts in our city and nearby region to create awareness and to bring together UE4 users who I know are scattered and are trying to learn and grow on their own.
b. This is something I think is a dire need right now, as the community is growing really fast and people like me are desperately trying to find right direction and guidance to problems they face while using the UE4.
c. To my knowledge, there is no formal training for game design and development in nearby universities or crash course for that matter and people like me tend to learn from anything they find online and work our way through.
d. I have come across people who think that this would be a good idea and a right time to start a local community.
e. I want to know whether there is any formal way or procedure through which this could happen with support of Unreal staff, so that if ‘Pune UE4 User Community’ does happen it happens through official channels and it would have a solid foundation. People might not take it seriously otherwise. Would/Can the UE staff support this formally or informally?
f. Lastly, I would like to ask, how to move forward? If the community does take off, how to take it forward? How to keep it alive and growing?
g. Also, we recently had a Unity Roadshow taking place in Pune. Are any similar conferences held in Pune for UE users and enthusiast?
Please let me know and thank you for making this awesome technology available to everyone!
In case something like this already exist, I apologize for my ignorance and would request you to point me in the right direction.