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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison
About

Dr. Paris Buttfield-Addison is co-founder of Secret Lab a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Australia. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, including the multi-award-winning ABC Play School iPad games, the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was mobile product manager for Meebo, a ground-breaking 'Web 2.0' startup which was acquired by Google. Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, the blockchain, machine learning, and human-centered technology research and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly Media. He is currently writing 'Practical AI with Swift', 'Head First Swift', and the 'Unity Game Development Cookbook'. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing.