Famine's Domain

Famine's Domain

Developer / Street Fighter / Beast

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Greetings. I am adeveloper .street fighter .beast .

I have 8 years of video game industry and digital marketing experience.

I am passionate about gaming and big data. This is my blog about everything.

PASSIONS

Video Games

I have been gaming for 17 years starting with online text-based games. I have helped launch over 10 (AAA) game titles.

Development

I have been programming for 15 years starting with online games and continuing with analytical and big data development.

Digital Marketing

I have also specialized in digital marketing where I work in and around attribution, communications, display and search.

Data Scientific Engineering

My current passion includes a new field of data science, engineering and business intelligence where I devour big data.

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MY JOURNEY

I’m starting my journey to become a new specialty that is a mixture of both data science and engineering called, “Data Scientific Engineer

 

Below is a nice list of focal points that I’ve compiled from other amazing data scientist and engineers along the way.

Topics

Programming

Python, Javascript, MDX, R, SQL.

Math

Calculus, Linear Algebra, Optimization, Statistics.

Research

Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, NoSQL, OLAP, RDBMS, Visualization

Misc

Communications, Computer Science, Excel, Linux, Microstrategy, Power Point, Presentation, Tableau.

THE TOOLBOX

Tools are pretty important no matter what you do.

 

Here are some tools that I am currently using and what others have suggested.

Tools

Programming

iPython, Komodo, Notepad++, Sublime Text.

Database

Microsoft BIDS, MySQL Workbench, SQL Server Management Studio, Redgate SQL Prompt.

Visualization

D3.JS, Excel, Microstrategy, SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau

Misc

Evernote, iPython Notebook, JIRA, Vagrant.

REFERENCES

WORK HISTORY

2013

Data Architect

iProspect

Leading the way for the next generation of analytical reporting and market attribution systems.

2014

Community Director

Artplant

Leading and managing an online community for the upcoming steam title, “Entropy”.

 

2012

Senior Manager, Game Services

FiveOneNine Games

Developing and managing game services for high-end mobile and social media games.

2009

Lead Community Manager

Funcom

Leading and managing multiple large-scale robust online communities and teams across multiple products.

2008

Community Manager

Funcom

Establishing and managing the North American Age of Conan and Anarchy Online communities.

2006

Community Coordinator

Funcom

Assisting the community management team and building thriving online volunteer programs.

2006

Quality Assurance Tester

Funcom

Working in team-based testing environments and entering in issues/bugs into bug tracking systems.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2012

Self Taught

School Of Hard Knocks

I am the guy who did everything the hard way when I was younger, but still made it to the top.

CERTIFICATION HISTORY

2013

SQL Level 2

North Carolina State University

Certified in complex SQL syntax, performance tuning, stored procedure, custom user functions and trigger development.

COURSE HISTORY

2013

SQL Server 2008 R2: Database Development

Insperity/Skillsoft

Currently taking courses to become Microsoft Certified in Database Development for SQL Server 2008 R2.

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

C/C++

SQL

HTML5

PHP

Python

Visual Studio

Ruby

Javascript

R

DATA SKILLS

SQL Server 2008 R2

SSRS

SSIS

SSAS

MySQL

Hadoop

OS SKILLS

Windows

Linux

MAC

VMWare

TESTIMONIALS

Jørgen Tharaldsen

Jørgen Tharaldsen CEO at Megapop Games

Glen is a Ninja! He is one of those guys you can give a task, and later on he comes back and reports that the job is done, more often than not with much better quality than first envisioned.

Lloyd Melnick

Lloyd Melnick Senior Director at Zynga

Glen has an incredibly deep knowledge of gaming, including every aspect of the business. He knows all genres, platforms, history, everything. Glen has an equally deep knowledge of community management coupled with a passion for interacting with players. He is very empathetic to players’ concerns, relates well and knows how to keep a community motivated.

Fellyn Silliman

Fellyn Silliman Senior Engineer, Site Reliability at LinkedIn

Glen’s forte is communication – whether it be via internal channels, inter-departmentally, media interviews, or simply by providing necessary information to the customer base. Glen is absolutely at home in all of these roles. He excels at facilitating the flow of information and assuring a great user experience for customers, delivering information to the community with a relaxed, yet professional manner.

Davide Tabacco

Davide Tabacco Associate Producer at Bioware

I’ve had the pleasure to work with Glen for several years and his work between the Community and the Development Team has been really inspiring. He’s able to go straight to the point regarding any issue while being extremely careful and polite. I highly recommend Glen to anybody looking for a proactive, focused and service oriented community manager.

Pia Olstad

Pia Olstad Senior Project Manager at Attensi

I have had the pleasure of working with Glen over several years, and have come to know him as a professional, easy-going, social and intelligent person. He is the perfect fit for a community manager with patience and thoroughly thought through responses in any conversation. In any request I’ve ever handed him, he’s been happy to help. I’d be happy to work with Glen again.

DOWNLOAD MY CV

You can download my CV in pdf format if you like. I currently work for Pixelwars creative studio. I create usable web interfaces, front end coding stuff and almost anything. But i love what i do.

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VIEW MY LINKEDIN PROFILE

You can view my LinkedIn profile. I currently work for Pixelwars creative studio. I create usable web interfaces, front end coding stuff and almost anything. But i love what i do.

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GAME CREDITS

2014

Entropy

Artplant – PC

Entropy is a sandbox science fiction MMOG with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat, and is available right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux..

2012

Campaign Story

FiveOneNine Games – Facebook

The first political Facebook game where the game players are able to run their own political campaign, taking their political aspirations from local mayor to the White House.

2012

Political Rampage

FiveOneNine Games – iOS

Political Rampage pits our favorite politicians in a fast-paced match three game that’s quirky, irreverent and fun. With “Campaign Mode” and “Infinite Play Mode” players can pick their candidate and run them through gruelling debates to ultimately win The White House.

2012

The Secret World – PC

Funcom / Electronic Arts (EA)

The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online world with a unique modern-day setting and unparalleled freedom of character progression.

2011

Age of Conan: Unchained – PC

Funcom

Age of Conan: Unchained is an award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game set in the sexy, savage and brutal world of Conan the Barbarian.

2011

Bloodline Champions – PC

Stunlock Studios / Funcom

Bloodline Champions is a next-generation multiplayer online arena-based PvP game. Here players must take control over a multitude of different characters, or Bloodlines, and engage in intense battles with other players either in teams or solo.

2010

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer – PC

Funcom / Deep Silver

Explore the whole new land of Khitai in Rise of the Godslayer – the first expansion pack for Age of Conan.

2009

Anarchy Online: Legacy of the Xan – PC

Funcom

Legacy of the Xan focused on “end-game” content for existing players. It added new areas, equipment, and weapons for players whose characters have reached a high level.

2006

Anarchy Online: Lost Eden – PC

Funcom

Lost Eden was the first expansion released after the original story had ended. It focused almost entirely on player versus player combat, although new dynamic missions were also included. The battle stations were introduced, and the pilotable vehicles for use on them and the land control areas. New weapons and armor affect skills useful against other players. It also introduced the research skill system.

2006

Dreamfall – PC / XBOX

Funcom / Aspyr

Dreamfall is the sequel to “The Longest Journey”​, one of the most critically acclaimed adventure games of all time. The game takes place ten years after the events of the first game, as players follows the adventures of Zoë Castillo, April Ryan and Kian Alvane as they explore the two parallel worlds of Stark and Arcadia.

GAME VIDEOS

CGI VIDEOS