Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR
Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison
50% of Secret Lab, Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

Website | @parisba

Paris Buttfield-Addison is cofounder of Secret Lab, a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Australia. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, including the multi-award-winning ABC Play School iPad games, Night in the Woods, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was mobile product manager for Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, the blockchain, machine learning, and human-centered technology research and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly Media. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing.

Sessions

1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 16, 2018
Emerging languages
Location: E143/144
Level: Beginner
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jonathon Manning, and Tim Nugent walk you through building 2D games using the open source game engine Godot. You'll get a hands-on, rapid-fire introduction to using Godot's IDE and its programming language, VisualScript—a visual block-base environment—as you learn how to build games that run on almost any platform in a powerful, entirely open source environment. Read more.
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Artificial intelligence, TensorFlow
Location: E143/144
Tags: tensorflow
Level: Beginner
Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Join Jonathon Manning, Tim Nugent, and Paris Buttfield-Addison to get up to speed with the new machine learning features of iOS and learn how to apply the Vision and Core ML frameworks to solve practical problems in object detection, face recognition, and more. These frameworks run on-device, so they work quickly with no network access, making them cost effective and user-privacy conscious. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Live coding
Location: Portland 252
Level: Beginner
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 7 ratings)
Live coding is the future of programmer learning, and Swift is the open source future of programming for Apple’s platforms. Join Paris Buttfield-Addison, Tim Nugent, and Mars Geldard to learn Swift with live coding in Apple’s Playgrounds environment and find out why Swift is one of the funnest, most engaging, and most thoughtful languages. Read more.