July 13–16, 2020
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 and is writing Practical AI with Swift and Head First Swift. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing. You can find him on Twitter as @parisba.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/14/2020
Location: E147/148
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee)
Whether you're a scientist wanting to test a problem without costly real-world rigs, a self-driving car engineer wanting to test AI logic in a virtual world, or a data scientist needing to solve a thorny real-world problem without a production environment, Paris Buttfield-Addison, Mars Geldarad, and Tim Nugent teach you how to use solution-driven ML and AI problem solving with a game engine. Read more.
1:45pm–2:25pm Wednesday, 07/15/2020
Location: D137/138
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee)
Godot is a completely free, open source game engine with features to rival the proprietary titans of the game development world. Godot is supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy, and is a mature, powerful product. But not enough people know about it. Let's fix that? In this session, we'll show you how amazing Godot is by building a 3D game in 40 minutes... live, in front of you. Fun! Read more.

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