Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
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.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Adopt This Now
Location: Meeting Room 18 C/D
Level: Beginner
Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Jonathon Manning, Tim Nugent, and Paris Buttfield-Addison explain how to use Swift to build apps on the server side. Whether you’re coming from an existing server background or client-side work, you’ll come away with useful skills for producing the counterparts to your Swift frontend software. Read more.
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Collaboration and Community
Location: Meeting Room 19
Level: Non-technical
Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Jonathon Manning, Tim Nugent, and Paris Buttfield-Addison teach you how to design games and gameplay. Along the way, you'll play, discuss, disassemble, modify, and re-assemble pen-and-paper games, as Jonathon, Tim, and Paris share how and why they work the way they do. You'll leave ready to start thinking about your own games. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Adopt This Now, Infrastructure
Location: Ballroom F
Level: Beginner
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee), Jon Manning (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Microservices, containerization, Swift—three words that bespeak greatness in this modern technology world. Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jonathon Manning, and Tim Nugent explain how to combine them. This is actually useful—come and learn why. Read more.