Come and join a discussion with the team behind the weekly audio podcast Games at Work dot Biz, which follows the BCS AGD SG AGM.
- Ian Hughes/epredator, Chair of the Animation and Games Development SG
- Michael Rowe from Games At Work dot Biz
- Michael Martine from Games At Work dot Biz
- Andy Piper from Games At Work dot Biz
5:30pm - BCS AGD SG AGM
6:00pm - Start of the roundtable chat
7:30pm - Estimated finish
Come listen, watch and join with a discussion with the team behind the weekly audio podcast Games at Work dot Biz. Approaching close to 400 weekly episodes the team have covered a lot of topical technology that, as the title suggests, crossed both working life and gaming.
In this unscripted free form video session BCS AGD SG’s Chair, Ian Hughes, will talk to the team form the US and UK, Michael Rowe, Michael Martine and Andy Piper about what the podcast is, how it is created each week from audience contributions, who they are, and also dive into some of the common discussion subjects such as the Metaverse, weird robotics, Lego (with no ’s') and the occasional special guests (including your host for this session).
As is always stated on every one of the podcasts it contains the opinions of us, the authors and hosts of Games At Work dot Biz, and those of our guests. They are not the opinions of our employers. So you never know what you might hear on this open session.
About the speakers
Ian Hughes a.k.a epredator when online is Chair of the BCS Animation and Games Development Specialist Group.
He has been a gamer since 1970’s and this inspired him into a career as a software engineer, there is more on that in the BCS article Memoirs of bedroom coder. During a 20 year career at IBM, he worked on some of the earliest websites and stores in the late 90’s, including the Wimbledon tennis website for a decade. In 2006 he helped inspire colleagues and many companies into virtual worlds such as Second Life, officially becoming a metaverse evangelist, investigating and experiencing new and interesting ways to communicate online, many of which are having a resurgence now. The use of game technology continued when he set up Feeding Edge Ltd in 2009 building virtual training hospitals for major incidents and other educational applications.
After many other public speaking and writing roles, he wrote and published sci-fi novels detailing the adventures of a techie gamer, Roisin, who accidentally comes across a way to manipulate the physical world, as we do with the virtual. Reconfigure and the follow up Cont3xt have AR, VR, IoT and Quantum computing as a backdrop for adventure and lots of unusual situations.
He was amazed and delighted to be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Technology award from Southampton Solent University in 2018.
For the past 5 years he has worked as an industry analyst covering industrial IoT, AR, VR, Autonomous Robots and Games technology at 451 Research part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He remains a keen gamer and observer of trends across all platforms and genres.
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This event is brought to you by: BCS Animation and Games Development specialist group, BCS Hampshire branch and BCS Dorset branch