Tronster

About

Ever since I first learned to program in elementary school at Gilman I've continued experimenting with digital art, music composition, and have looked for new ways to engage with technology for productivity and entertainment.

Today, I develop AAA games professionally, as well as work with various instituions to help promote the next generation of developers. This includes my own 'indie' game studio Geek House Games, advising and adjunct teaching in Baltimore Universities, participating with the board of the Baltimore chapter of the International Game Developer's Association (IGDA), and running the showcase of indie games at the annual Music and Gaming Festival, (MAGFest).

Speaking

Gilman School Cotton Lecture 2015
Ignite Baltimore 2013
The Secret Laws We Follow
Ignite Baltimore 2012
Video Games A Medium in Creativity

I've spoken at various events as a developer, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a game industry expert. Locations have varied; from educational institutions such as MICA, Johns Hopkins, and Gilman to tents at the Maryland Film Festival and Confernece Centers at MAGFest, and GameX.

When Where Occasion Topic
Mar 2015 Gilman High School 35th annual Cotton Lecture "Keep Walking"
May 2014 Maryland Film Festival "Level Up" Convergence of Video Games & Film Panel Host
Apr 2014 UBalt Business Center Baltimore Independent Game Seminar Growing Pains: Building a Game Developer Community in Baltimore
Sep 2013 MICA Brown Center Ignite Baltimore #13 The Secret Laws We Follow (YouTube)
Jun 2013 HoCo STEM Festival Howard Country Stem Festival Game design and game programming as a full time career.
Jan 2013 MAGFest XI Music and Game Conference Host of "What Game Developers Cannot Have" panel
Dec 2012 Towson University TigerCon Game Developers Uncensored Panel
Oct 2012 MICA Brown Center Ignite Baltimore #11 Video Games: A Medium in Creativity (YouTube)
Sep 2012 System Source BaltoMSDN Meeting Introduction to Game Engines
Nov 2011 CCBC Essex Campus GameDev Club Speaker Series GameDev Changing Times
Mar 2011 CCBC Essex Campus GameDev Club Speaker Series GameDev In Flash
Jan 2011 MAGFest IX Music and Game Conference "Flash Without Flash"
May 2010 Maryland Film Festival Convergence of Video Games & Film Panel Host
Feb 2010 John Hopkins University Game Development Class Sid's Rules of Game Design
Oct 2009 GameX Industry Summit Speaker: "left brain" track "Object Oriented Flash: The Perfect Tool for AAA Prototyping and Indie Development"
Oct 2009 ACM: Crossroads Fall 2009 issue "Getting from Here to There"
Aug 2009 Christian Game Developer's Conference Conference Sid's Rules of Game Design
Jun 2009 Georgetown County Library System Game Day Career, Game Design, AAA Production Topics (Remote Speaking)
Spr 2009 University of Baltimore County (UMBC) Introduction to Interactive Media Actionscript 3, Flash, HTML, and upcoming interactive systems
Apr 2009 John Hopkins University Game Development Class "Bridge The Gap: From Indie to AAA"
Dec 2008 Winters Mill High School Career Day "Path to a Game Industry Career"
Dec 2007 Winters Mill High School Career Day "Path to a Game Industry Career"
Jul 2004 CGDC Annual Conference "Introduction to Particle Systems"

Experience

I've worked in a variety of business sectors as a software architect, team lead, and manager.

Details on experience are available in my Resume (PDF).

While I am not entertaining full time opportunities, pending availablity, I offer business consulting for backend infrastructure, IT business plans, adjunct teaching, cirriculum, and software design.

Contact me via e-mail if interested.