Roblox Tech Talks

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Discover the people, ideas, and technological breakthroughs that are shaping the next iteration of the internet: the metaverse. Featuring a diverse cross-section of guest speakers from Roblox’s product and engineering teams, we’ll discuss how we got to where we are today, the road ahead, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Hosted by David Baszucki, founder and CEO of Roblox.

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Creator Innovation
VP of Creator Engineering Nick Tornow joins CEO and host Dave Baszucki to talk about the global creator community that builds the immersive experiences on Roblox and how we support their success. In this episode, they’ll discuss the ways we’re evolving creation across the three pillars of the Creator group: Roblox Studio, our content cloud, and the services that enrich our platform.
Sep 28, 2022
Max Ross, VP of Engineering, Infrastructure sits down with Dave to discuss the unique challenges of our global infrastructure at Roblox. In this episode, they’ll cover how we’re building our multi-region architecture, what it means to think of infrastructure like a product, and what we’ve learned as we’ve scaled to support over 50 million daily active users.
Aug 31, 2022
Technical Fellow Arseny Kapoulkine is back with CEO and host Dave Baszucki to kick off our second season of the podcast. In this episode, they discuss Luau, the programming language that powers the Roblox engine, as well as the advancements we’ve made to make it more performant and even better to use.
Jul 20, 2022
Data Science and Analytics
Todd Rudak, Director of Data Science & Analytics joins CEO and host Dave Baszucki to discuss the unique qualities of the team at Roblox and the work they do to support innovation at scale. Tune in to find out how the the team works to increase the speed, frequency and acumen of our decision making in building the Roblox platform.
Feb 09, 2022
Open Cloud
The Roblox platform would not be where it is today without the creativity and innovation of our developer community. In this episode, Dave Baszucki chats with Senior Engineering Director Antoni Choudhuri to discuss Open Cloud, the new ecosystem that empowers developers to maximize their productivity and take their experiences to the next level.
Dec 09, 2021
Roblox Research
Morgan McGuire, Chief Scientist at Roblox, joins CEO and host Dave Baszucki to chat about all things research at Roblox. The Research Team helps to accelerate innovation by combining computer science with social science and academic ideas with industry know-how. Tune in to learn more about how we’re shaping the forefront of metaverse research.
Nov 10, 2021
The Roblox Engine
In this episode, Dave continues his conversation with Arseny Kapoulkine, Technical Fellow, to discuss the Roblox Engine. In this highly technical deep-dive, they tackle the foundational pieces of the Roblox Engine, including object modeling, rendering, physics, and networking. Listen in for a comprehensive overview of the core technologies that power the Roblox platform.
Sep 29, 2021
Roblox Technology
In this episode of Tech Talks, Dave is joined by Arseny Kapoulkine, Technical Fellow to discuss what differentiates Roblox technology from other online platforms. They reflect on the rich history of technological innovation at Roblox, from iterating on the platform to preserving the fidelity of Roblox experiences across all devices. Tune in to learn more about the technological foundations of the metaverse and how Roblox has evolved and scaled to where we are today.
Sep 01, 2021
Avatars and Facial Animation
In the metaverse, avatars are an expression of one’s identity. In this episode of Tech Talks, Dave and Kiran Bhat, Senior Director of Engineering, discuss the future of avatars on Roblox. Kiran shares his path to Roblox, from graduate school to the visual effects industry to start-up, which Roblox acquired in December 2020. Find out how Roblox is building upon the foundation of’s technology to further personalize avatars with facial animation.
Aug 17, 2021
The Roblox Economy
Just like in the real world, GDP is an important measure of economic health in the metaverse, especially for developers on the platform. Kavita Kanetkar, Senior Director of Engineering, Economy and Dmitri Essiounine, Senior Engineering Manager chat with Dave about the virtual economy. How does it emulate and transcend real world experiences—shopping, transacting with currency, encountering product placements—in a way that feels organic and engaging for users?
Aug 04, 2021
Step into the Metaverse
Setting the stage for a new category of human interaction. In this episode, Dave sits down with Daniel Sturman, Chief Technology Officer at Roblox, to dive into the five key tenets of the metaverse app and what this utility holds for our future.
Jul 21, 2021