OSCON 2018

I’m super, super, super excited to be back at OSCON, my favourite conference, in Portland. This year you can find me at the following bits of OSCON:

You should also check out the following sessions, from my friends:

/dev/world/2018

The iOS, macOS, Swift, and general Apple development conference that I help run, /dev/world is looking for presenters! We’ve opened the CFP for our 11th event (we’ve been going for 11 years! That’s nuts!) and we’re very excited.

If you have a good idea for a talk, please send it our way! I might wear my space suit again.

Award! 😮

I’m utterly stunned to report that Night in the Woods, a game which we work on in a variety of capacities, has been awarded two incredibly prestigious IGF (Independent Game Festival) awards for 2018:

  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game
  • Excellence in Narrative

This is a truly stunning result for a really cool little game.

Oh, we’re also nominated for some BAFTA awards. No big deal.

Tasmanian Leaders Program

From Thursday to Sunday I was lucky enough to be up on the relatively remote West Coast of Tasmania, in the Tasmanian-style resort town of Strahan, attending the first residential of the year-long Tasmanian Leaders Program (TLP).

TLP is a annual program (I’m part of TLP12, the twelfth intake for the program) that takes participants on residential retreats and linking sessions around Tasmania, exploring personal and professional development issues and activities. I’m told that it’s quite a competitive/exclusive/prestigious program, and I really wasn’t expecting to be offered a place.

I met 30 interesting and passionate Tasmanians, and had a great weekend doing all sorts of activities. I’ll post more about what we’re up to as the program progresses!

Blockchain-to-Ponzi Safari Extension

I have made a Safari (macOS) extension that helpfully replaces some words in webpages. Download it here: ponzi scheme-to-ponzi-scheme v1.safariextz.

Please enjoy. Source release available on GitHub. Based on classic “Cloud to Butt” technology.

I take no responsibility for anything that may happen to your system from using this. It doesn’t phone home (other than whatever Apple might do with signed Safari extensions), and doesn’t do anything but some JS find-and-replace.

Learn Unity game development

We’re excited to be teaching Unity game development live online next week, through O’Reilly Media’s Safari platform! It’s free for Safari members. Learn to build video games with one of the most popular engines around. January 17 and 18, 6PM to 9PM, AEDT.
We’re also running the same workshop again, at the end of February, if that date suits you better! Check it out.

Information Behaviours of Cinemagoers

This survey is now closed to submissions! Thanks!

My partner is doing an undergraduate research project where she’s looking into the Information Behaviours of Cinemagoers. As part of this, she’s conducting a survey exploring how prevalent different cinema related information behaviors are with websites/mobile apps. If you’ve used—or attempted to use—a mobile-based app or website to access cinema information, then you can help by completing a brief survey!