Jul
21
2011

Peter Scheyen

Peter Scheyen

Chief Technology Officer Richard Ivey School of Business The University of Western Ontario E-mail: pscheyen@gmail.com Twitter: @pscheyen     After completing an MSc in Computer Science at The University of Western Ontario in 1994 I started my career as a software developer in the cable telecommunications sector at a local company called Cableshare, Inc.  Over the subsequent 15 years in that sector I’ve held positions from software developer to vice president, engineering.  As VP Engineering [...]

Jul
21
2011

Herding Cats

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Software development in general, and video game development in particular, is a highly creative activity that has more in common with film production than it does with physical engineering.  Furthermore, in all but the simplest cases it is a team, rather than individual, effort.  Alistair Cockburn, a well-known software development methodologist, refers to software development as a Cooperative Game similar in spirit to mountain climbing (you only win if everyone gets to the top and [...]

Jul
8
2011

Lights! Camera! Action!

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Lights! Camera! Action!  Last week we had some excitement in the office. We had a film crew in to tape our CEO, Damir Slogar for his segment of Tomorrow, In London Canada, a really cool video that highlights all that our city has to offer. Here in London, you will find Big Blue Bubble Inc. is surrounded by a large number of high caliber industries and businesses that make our community diverse and vibrant. Here, [...]

Jul
5
2011

That’s How We Roll

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    Mowing the lawn or playing basketball for video games?  That’s how we roll at my house.  My kids (all primary school age) are all avid video game players who were starting to spend too much time playing video games.  I wanted them to have a good balance in their lives, so I came up with a time allowance system which gives them a certain amount of video game time for completing various tasks [...]

Jul
5
2011

Claudette C.

Claudette graduated at the top of her class in university and obtained both her Computer Science and Education degrees. After university, she taught Computer Science at a private college and quickly advanced to the position of Regional Education Manager. Although she had a great passion for education, she found that programming gave her even greater professional satisfaction. In 2000, she left her teaching career to pursue a career in video game development at Sandbox Studios/Digital [...]