Thursday, March 30th, 2017

July 2016 – In a 1:1 briefing with Autodesk at SIGGRAPH, we saw the latest version of their Shotgun software that is now being used for VR content creation in a single studio environment as a production pipeline manager. As projects start to use multiple sources for assets and have multiple developers, the management becomes [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Mike Muller CTO from ARM talked about the changes in semiconductors over the past 25 years. Not only has transistor density increased according to Moore’s law, but so have functionality and capabilities. The change have also gone into other categories, like data discs. A CD has row and [...]

September 21, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Luke Behnke from Bitcasa surmised that the move to the cloud is a challenge for developers who face the choices of building infrastructure or losing your data in someone’s box. The changing nature of storage is driving the need to store more data in restricted spaces. [...]

March 2015 – In a new location in San Francisco atop the Metreon Center, the Game Connection conference held their US event. Well attended by over 15 exhibiting countries, the representatives covered the ecosystem from libraries and modules, to game development services, to game developers look for foreign publishers, to publishers to the economic development [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Steve Canepa from IBM talked with Marty Shindler from the Shindler Perspective about reinventing IBM’s media and entertainment offerings. The changes in technologies and user expectations calls for changes in business. Canepa commented that change happens and the core services need to change over time to follow [...]

June 18, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—The issue of net neutrality and the FCC’s latest directives Pat Griffis from Dolby talked with Matthew Del Nero from the FCC about this hot topic. Then, Jim Burger from Thompson Coburn LLP and Jon Healey from the LA Times joined in the [...]

May 28, 2014, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Robert Scoble from Rackspace talked about the confluence of many diverse trends that will enable the age of context. The growing availability of accessible content for mobile, servers, and other data sources presages a future of personalization, but these have to also consider privacy. As a waypoint [...]

March 2014 – The international presence at GDC is getting larger and more prominent each year. There were ten national pavilions this year (in alphabetical order) : Belgian Trade Commission, Chile (ProChile), Canada (Nova Scotia Pavilion), German Pavilion, Korean Games Association, Nordic Pavilion, Peru (PromPeru), Poland (Polska Gaming), Scottish Development International and the UK Trade [...]

March 2014 – The Games Connections USA conference was held in San Francisco this year overlapping with the Game Developer Conference. The B2B event is designed to help independent developers connect with publishers and distribution channels, independent and large developers to connect with specialty service bureaus, and for international trade delegations to promote and gain [...]

September 18, 2013, Storage Developer Coference, Santa Clara, CA—Gerald Carter, EMC-Isilon compared and contrasted platforms as a service and the Newton tablet from Apple. The challenges facing PaaS are similar to those facing the Newton. The problem for Apple was that the Newton was too early for the technology and markets. The technology limits for [...]