Games Fleadh GamesPro : Digital Game Professionals Speakers for Wed March 6th 2019

TimeSpeakerOrganisation profile
14:15 - 14:55Thomas PollakMicrosoftHi, my name is Thomas Pollak and I am from Austria where I also obtained a master’s degree in computer science at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz. Since I was always a big fan of computer games and already made some steps in making games using C++ during university, I began to work at a small game company in Germany. In 2011 my journey took a turn and I started at the Dev department of a company called Trinigy in South Korea (a graphics engine middleware company). Shortly after, Trinigy got acquired by Havok and my role changed to lead the Korean Developer Relations department. In 2017, after more than 5 years in South Korea, I moved with my family to Ireland and joined the local Havok Developer Relations team. So currently, I am supporting our European customers making some of the most amazing games out there.
14:55 - 15:40Alex MannEAI’m Alex Mann – a Development Manager for development teams based in EA Ireland, and a hobbyist of online games and communities.
I manage the Galway development teams of automation tools, platforms & frameworks used for testing and development at EA studios worldwide. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a focus around EA’s live services during my time with EA over the past 7 years, and I organise community events within our various game communities.
15:40 - 16:20Colm LarkinGambrinous GamesColm is a programmer, game designer and board game enthusiast. Alongside a successful career in software engineering in the Dublin high tech startup scene he started making small games in his free time. In early 2014 he struck out on his own to develop one of these ideas into a full commercial release: Guild of Dungeoneering. He is on the board of Imirt, the association for Irish game makers, and also runs 1GAM Dublin, a gamedev meetup which encourages developers to showcase their work and meet others in the community.
16:20 - 16:45Games Fleadh 2019 Game Studio Awards