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In this talk Dave will share with you how his Team at ZeroLight use NodeJS and MongoDB to efficiently manage render farms to produce millions of actually needed images out of a potential search space of hundreds of quadrillions of images. Specifically, Dave will explore with you real-world use-cases of rendering images for car configurators, where the cars have huge numbers of potential configurations. Thanks to the use of analogies - to help make clear the scale of the problem, you will discover some of the challenges (and some of the answers) of dealing with such huge potential search-spaces in a performant manner. You will also learn about the ramifications on image caching, both speculative and historical, as well as the issues around meaningful invalidation.
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Dave was one of the first students to join Eutechnyx’ award winning Level Up Placement & Graduate Academy after graduating with first class honours from Teesside University. He went on lead multi-million pound console and mobile projects with the company. In 2014 he joined ZeroLight as Technical Director of their Special Projects division, with a specific remit to drive forward their world leading technology. Excelling with this remit, Dave became instrumental in developing the Cloud technology team, which he now leads in his capacity as Tech Director. Dave has spoken at numerous conferences including the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and has acted as industry advisor on the highly successful MSc Video Games Engineering degree at Newcastle University.