Do you want to build a video game? Become a Video Game Programmer - View the video

Andrew Greenwood

Presenter
Andrew Greenwood
Video Game Programmer
Filament Games

Location:
316 West Washington Ave Suite 1000
Madison, WI 53703

Website: https://www.filamentgames.com

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Information Technology

Biography:
Andrew is a video game programmer, and loves it! He can make games for Flash, iOS, Android, and HTML5. He loves learning new languages. He loves learning new ways to make games. He is teaching himself to make 3D games now, and hopes to have a VR game ready to release with the launch of the Oculus Rift! Andrew started programming a little in high school, but didn't make any projects outside of class. He went to the UW-Madison for 2 years after high school for Electrical Engineering, and did not graduate. He didn't finish any computer programming classes there. 5 years later he went to Madison Area Technical College at the Truax campus for the Programmer-Analyst 2 year Associates degree. He graduated with that degree 7 years later. During his time at Madison Area Technical College he started making video games as a hobby. He and a friend started a video game company, and released a game on the apple App Store. He also worked on a video game for his internship at Madison Area Technical College. These projects proved to be the stepping stone he needed to get hired at Filament Games in Madison WI, and he has been happily working there for the last 3 years.

Description:
Are you interested in video games and do you believe they can change lives? Interested in programming, working with a team or making useful products? Then come hear Michael Yang speak about how he got into the industry and what he does on a typical day. Michael is a lead software engineer at Filament Games working on educational games ranging from silly games teaching bodily functions to FDA approved training regiments to combat the effects of ADHD. (Running Time 24:53)