Monthly Archives: May 2012

Back from Multi-Mania

I spent three really nice days in Kortrijk, Belgium in the Multi-Mania 2012 event in the beginning of this week. My own presentation about bringing Angry Birds to Facebook was on Tuesday. Since I already had one Angry Birds presention in Adobe MAX last year you might not expect me to have been too nervous about having another for audience consisting mostly of students but the catch here was that there was more than 1000 people in the fully booked main room. Anyways I believe that it went pretty well after all even if I still have a lot to improve with my (English) speaker skills. The keynote Aral Balkan had certainly gave a lot to think about also about how to present things. I’m awful singer so can’t beat Aral’s opening act but I’ll try to have 1% of that energy next time I’m in front of an audience.

It was also really nice to meet lots of other speakers both before and after the presentions. It was especially nice talking with you Michael, all the best with the Delta-Strike release coming in couple of months! And then the fans. It seems that Howest university has some of the most hardcore Angry Birds fans on this planet. I’m really happy having had the possibily to be talking with so many of you and also getting the chance to eat best Pitta in whole Kortrijk. 😉

Finally it’s time to thank Koen and Angelo. Thank you for inviting me to Multi-Mania. The event you are organizing is simply amazing. It was wonderful being there and if anyhow possible I’ll try to be back. No, I’ll rephrase that: I’ll be back.

Speaking at Multi-Mania 2012

It’s awfully long time since my previous post but I’ve been really busy with both the one megabyte “play on wall” version of Angry Birds Facebook and the recruitment of new Flash programmers. My team has now grown with couple of developers but we are still looking for new talented people. Related to this I will be speaking at Multi-Mania 2012 in Kortrijk Belgium 22nd of May. If you happen to be there feel free to come talk with me after my presentation about possible work opportunities at Rovio. The 45 minute presentation itself will be about bringing Angry Birds to Facebook. Topics covered will include reasons for picking Flash 11 and Starling framework for building the game, optimizing the performance and user experience with different kinds of hardware and getting and maintaining the service quality with millions of users. I believe the session should offer something interesting for both developers and designers.

See you at Multi-Mania!