Todd Bello is a software engineer at Microsoft working on 3D Maps for Bing and Windows. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013 with a BS in game design and development. He has reviewed a few MSDN articles and the free e-book Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly by James McCaffery.
Robbyn Blumenschein comes from a humble background. She was raised in a military family. Then, she joined the military, but she has always been interested in creating games. She worked for Cryptic Studios, Electronic Arts, I-Play, Kunomi, Aeria Games, and finally, started her own business, 2 Bee Soft LLC.
Ali Raza has over 8 years of international industry experience working with companies from US, UK, Australia, Norway, and Brazil in almost every major field of design and development. He has developed applications and games for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and web platforms. He has been a part of social networks, healthcare IT, gaming, industrial automation, business and finance, media, and e-learning, which have enabled him to grow into a versatile developer with a diverse skill set.
He is currently working as a UI/UX program development lead architect in a US-based healthcare IT company, which specializes in cross-platform IT healthcare products.
In addition to that, Ali is also the founder of a start-up company, where he works with the aid of a self-trained team on various cross-platform applications for international clientele in Norway, Brazil, and Italy.
Ali is an Adobe Training Partner and Microsoft Certified Trainer in enterprise, desktop, and web development. He has held several nationwide exclusive official and custom-based training camps on core design methodologies and programming languages at companies, universities, and government organizations.
Ali is a published author and has contributed to key international magazines, books, and examination aides in a wide area of IT topics, including gaming, data visualization, and web technologies. He has authored dozens of articles for Flash & Flex Developer Magazines, Software Development Journal, and Packt Publishing.
Furthermore, Ali also technically reviews IT-based books and publications from time to time.
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Joe Whitehouse has been playing video games since he was a very young child. Growing up, he became more and more fascinated with how they worked or could be broken down. For years, he enjoyed searching for exploits and was one of those to discover the Halo Super Bounce. Many years later, this curiosity and interest in breaking games led to triOS College's video game design and development course. Here, he was taught by Christopher Coey and graduated with distinction. During his time at triOS College, Joe interned at a gaming studio, Little Guy Games, working as a programmer but took on more of a role as a technical tester, finding and fixing bugs. He has also created many video game prototypes using XNA, Unity 2D and 3D, Android, and HTML5 Games.
More recently, he went back to triOS college for their video game design technologies, a course taught by Rocco Commisso. Joe is now learning to create all the visuals in video games so that he can reach another goal: to create more games outside of school with a small team.