Title: Promotion at Work Date: 2010-07-18 12:16 Author: eamonnfaherty Category: misc Slug: promotion-at-work
It has been a crazy few months. It all started when I left Gamesys.
At Gamesys I was a flash developer. We produced gambling games. We used the flex sdk to compile, we used HudsonCI for continuous builds. We even (many moons ago) used to develop using TDD. It was, for a long while, a serious programming outfit.
For many reasons, I decided a change would be good and so I took the plunge and accepted a position at Fuse, who I had been really been impressed by. Fuse is a digital agency with strong video and 3d skills. Skills I have been lacking.
Fuse were working on a project for The Football Pools, it was Spot the Ball. It was a free to play gambling game to be used as an acquisition tool and then a pay to play version was to be delivered after initial go live. The project was a success and was delivered on time and we have now been asked to work on some more projects for The Football Pools. I was really interested, working in a digital agency working on a gambling game after just leaving a gambling company. The difference was unbelievable.
Since joining Fuse, have worked on programming with Papervision3D, Away3D, JiglibFlash, Unity3d, Cocos2d and more. I have written a tool that uses OpenOffice 3 to convert PowerPoint documents into swfs and html. I have written a php ldap address book which we have opensourced. I have worked on internal network support, replacing a 2 x quad core mac with an NSLU2 (more on that later). It has been crazy but great!
Fuse have been happy with my performance and have made me a technical director. I am very honoured and I am very excited about what we are going to achieve so watch this space!!! To celebrate this promotion I decided to give my blog a little facelift. (I installed a new theme, lol). Despite the change being minimal here it is! I hope you like it and I hope nothing has broken ;)