Times, trials, and turbulence.
About the Author
Hello! My name is Stephen Whitmore, and I thank you for visiting my journal. You, dear reader, are astutely wondering: who is this mild-mannered fellow?
At this junction of my life, I am before all else a student. I study Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and have nearly completed my Bachelor of Computer Science with a minor in German language. Although my official tuition will stop at that for a time, I do not believe I will ever stop being a student of life and of the world. There is too much to learn and too much to do and experiment with to ever call my learning experience completed.
Immediately after being a student, I am an independent game developer. Between school, friends, a relationship, part-time work and all the rest, I carve out whatever additional time I have to make games. The past year has consisted of my foray into iPhone game development; I am drawing very close to releasing my first title, and am eager to share every gory detail of its development and release.
Beyond my studies and game development, I enjoy studying the German language, playing tennis, graphics programming, tinkering with Linux, advocating open-source and free software, keeping up with the latest in mobile computing technology, and riding my bicycle (when the roads are not frozen).
This journal exists both to chronicle the development of my game projects, with the intent of sharing useful information that I learn, pitfalls that you can avoid, and to provide inspiration to other game developers eager to create a masterpiece of their own. From time to time, it may also serve as a virtual soapbox for me to espouse my own perspectives on various topics, such as the importance of free software, personal improvement, and other tasty morsels.
I am a firm believer in the importance of social interaction and connecting with people. The internet has become one of our greatest and more expansive tools for doing so. As such, comments on my entries or articles are welcome, be it through the built-in comment system on the website or a email sent to me (stephen dot whitmore at gmail).
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