GDC 2024 is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. With this Session Viewer, you can view session and speaker details for Game Developers Conference 2024.

You will be able to build your schedule with the GDC Mobile App. The GDC 2024 app will be available for download in Apple Apps and Google Play late February 2024.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.

Compile Score: Slay the C++ Build Time Dragon

Ramon Viladomat  (Senior Staff Gameplay Programmer, Santa Monica Studio)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Build times have been affecting productivity and iteration times since the dawn of programming. Developer improvement efforts have been based on guesswork so far considering the compiler has always been a closed box. 'Compile Score' allows us to peek inside and dissect how the compiler digests the code empowering the engineer to make targeted improvements and identify the real bottlenecks.
This presentation covers how to extract, interpret, and act with the provided data, as well as go through C++ best practices to keep the dependencies healthy. It also goes through the setup in Santa Monica Studio to get up to date information automatically to the whole team.


The audience leaves the room with an exhaustive collection of useful actions and ideas when looking for build time improvements, and with a new lens when coding in C++ to avoid regressions.

Intended Audience

Programmers and engineers from any discipline. It is required to have a basic understanding of programming and C++.

Connecting the Global Game Development Community

GDC Vault icon
Game Developers Choice Awards icon
Independent Games Festival (IGF) icon icon