Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 3–4, 2019: Training
Feb 4–6, 2019: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Meet the Experts with Paris Buttfield-Addison & Tim Nugent

Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee)
3:05pm–3:50pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Table D

Join Paris and Tim to discuss the entity component system (ECS)-based architectures created by game developers and learn why this flexible, compatible, composable approach isn’t just for games.

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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Secret Lab

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 research and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly and is currently writing Practical AI with Swift and Head First Swift. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing.

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Tim Nugent

lonely.coffee

Tim Nugent pretends to be a mobile app developer, game designer, tools builder, researcher, and tech author. When he isn’t busy avoiding being found out as a fraud, Tim spends most of his time designing and creating little apps and games he won’t let anyone see. He also spent a disproportionately long time writing his tiny little bio, most of which was taken up trying to stick a witty sci-fi reference in…before he simply gave up. He’s currently writing Practical Artificial Intelligence with Swift for O’Reilly and building a game for a power transmission company about a naughty quoll (a quoll is an Australian animal).