I manage a team of engineers to create educational video games using Unity 2018. I am in charge of the interviewing and hiring process, as well as training new team members. We use Plastic SCM as version control and I am the one that maintains the backend and teaches the LIVELab employees how to use the software. When projects are in the initial planning phase, I sit with management and other teams to discuss what is possible given our current limitations, then present those findings to customers looking to hire us for contract work.
I coordinated with a team of engineers to develop educational video games and conduct research with C# in Unity 2017. I learned techniques for using and maintaining source control in a team oriented manner. I also learned how to maintain larger and larger codebases to ensure that new employees entering the project will understand its systems, and to ensure that it is built with modularity in mind for additions in the future.
As an intern I performed daily server maintenance, maintained an internal wiki, took inventory, assembled servers for customers, and worked with server software from SunOS to Windows.
I troubleshooted, tested, and repaired computers that were sent to customers sites, as well as installed software and maintained a work area.
Video games have always been my passion. It all started with little kid Trevor sitting in my grandfather's lap watching him play Diablo in 1998. I love how games can bring us together, and even more so, I love how games can take us to places we didn't realize could exist.
What specifically brings me into the development world is my love of creating things. In high school, I created all kinds of artworks in many different mediums and I loved being able to create emotions with pictures. Over the past 12 years I've been learning all kinds of instruments, and making music has inspired me so much in my work. I've learned how to play almost every kind of guitar, and I've also collected and learned some strange instruments like my concertina and Hurdy-Gurdy.
I also greatly enjoy running. Long distance has always been my favorite. It's a way to clear my mind and be able to accurately focus on the task at hand. I also listen to podcasts / audiobooks as I run, and because of that I've 'read' a lot more than I ever thought I could.