Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @parisba

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a 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, the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was a mobile product manager for Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, blockchain, machine learning, and human-centered technology. He researches and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly; he recently finished writing Practical AI with Swift and is currently working on Head First Swift. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing. Paris loves to bring machine learning into the world of practical and useful. You can find him on Twitter as @parisba.


1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 15, 2019
Incorporating Artificial Intelligence
Location: Portland 256
Secondary topics:  AI Enhanced
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 20 ratings)
Games are wonderful contained problem spaces, making them great places to explore AI—even if you’re not a game developer. Paris Buttfield-Addison, Mars Geldard, and Tim Nugent teach you how to solve AI and ML problems using the Unity game engine and Google's TensorFlow for Python to train, explore, and manipulate intelligent agents that learn. Read more.
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Live Coding ONLY
Location: D138-140
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 21 ratings)
Using Another Tool for Language Recognition (ANTLR) Tim Nugent, Jon Manning, and Paris Buttfield-Addison build an entirely new programming language starting from nothing and ending up with a working interpreter. It will probably be a bad language, but it'll be ours and no one can take that from us. Read more.