Paris Buttfield-Addison

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Game Developer and Machine Learning Person
Secret Lab

Paris Buttfield-Addison is co-founder of Secret Lab, a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Australia. For twelve years (so far!), Secret Lab has built 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 iAward-winning Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the popular Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was mobile product manager for Silicon Valley company, Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, law, machine learning, and human-centered technology and research, and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly Media (most recently releasing the Unity Game Development Cookbook and Practical Artificial Intelligence with Swift). Recently, Paris has helped out international open-data hackathon, GovHack, as Program Manager. He is on the board of the AUC and the ACS (Tasmania), and holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing. You can find him online at and on Twitter @parisba.

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