My State of the Union (odd coming from a Brit)

I’ve been very quiet of late, especially on my Blog. Now this isn’t because of anything sinister or just laziness, I’ve just been really REALLY busy.

Just busy OK!!
Just busy OK!!

Here’s a little run down of what I’ve been up to:

  • I’m writing a book on Unity2D for PacktPub (Mastering Unity2D) – Will share more when I can on this, promise. But it will be AWESOME!
  • Working heavily behind the scenes with @ID_XBOX with what ever they throw my way, or just chasing them to help improve things with a small group of others. (ID will be the community we always wanted with XNA, MS share this vision)
  • Still working hard maintaining both MonoGame NuGet packages and updating the PCL build I publish
  • Working on an new factory to generate the MonoGame PCL build with Dean Ellis (MonoGameTeam fame)
  • Managing the goings on the the AdRotator solution, everything from answering queries to setting up the new GitHub site for Version 2 (we’re moving V2 there to enable easier collaboration)
  • Pestering Gergely Orosz to hurry up and finish / get a test version out of the new WinJS version of AdRotator V2 😀 (name and shame!! :P) and pestering myself to keep up the pace with other aspects of the V2 branch.
  • Improving and building new MonoGame samples for the upcoming release
  • Updating and managing a Charity community site for the condition my son has (PWS for those who ask)
  • Reading, Reading, Researching, Hacking 😀

Somewhere in all this I also find time for work and my family (or is it the other way around)

Will get back on a more regular schedule once I can free some some spare clock cycles, most likely on MonoGame and / or Xbox One development (likely Unity based and / or services)

Phew, now errm, back to work.

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Simon (darkside) Jackson

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Engineer, industry executive, research enthusiast. Avid learner with diverse interests in coding, game development, Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) and reinforcement learning. 25+ years of experience working in multinational corporations and startups.


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