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Rob Galanakis
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A beautiful lunch spot, a few hundred feet above the Columbia River Gorge. With +Casady Monroe +Ashley Monroe 
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You, there! You should talk at GDC! I was lucky enough to have spoken several times. Those early breaks helped push my career forward and convinced many dozens of people that I knew what I was talking about, even when I didn't.
 
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For any readers who are thinking about doing a GDC talk in 2015, it's time to get your submissions in! Talk abstracts should be submitted by August 28th ! Tech artists are an important part of GDC: sharing knowledge, inspring people to work smarter, and tea...
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I've submitted this year :)
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Making a moderately complex system compatible with Maya/PyMEL 2011-2015 is unimaginably frustrating.
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Try making it stretch from 2009-2015 o.0 #mindboggle  
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Alright friends. I'm looking for a job in the Pacific Northwest. Who wants to work with me?
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rm -r ~
Is NOT the same as:
rm -r ./~
Not that I accidentally deleted part of my home directory while cleaning up a misnamed folder or anything...
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...the joys of Unix, eh? ;)
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This is a pretty useful article and definitely reflects my experience. Every Python programmer should be familiar with every item in this list.
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I've decided to not update my bio for my book. I figure something much more impressive but out of date is better than the truth of "unemployed and homeless, living temporarily with his in-laws while looking for his next job."
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Exactly. I have been very selective.
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Free copy of Practical Maya Programming with Python to the person who has played the worst prank on a coworker using Maya. Regale us with your tales of mischief!
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Python-Robert-Galanakis/dp/1849694729
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Too bad the prank is limited to Maya and not a compositing package. I could probably compete with a Fusion prank. 
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Our mission is to radically change the rental real estate experience with a focus on beautiful, fast products, transparency, privacy, and total control of one's information. We're fundamentally changing how things work for both landlords and renters.
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It's finally out! I'm also available to answer any questions you may have.
Buy it now: http://www.packtpub.com/practical-maya-programming-with-python/book
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Hi Rob - Safari Books Online just picked it up for their library :) -- going through it now.  I'm more of a maxscript guy -- so this is a really great intro for me.  
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How do people treat the technical part of interviews? Is it more or less important than culture/fit/potential? Would you hire someone who doesn't ace a tough technical test?
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I’ve put together a page to link and host all the various Python C extensions compiled for various flavors of Autodesk Maya on Windows: http://www.robg3d.com/maya-windows-binaries/
This is due to Maya using newer VS compilers than Python 2.6/2.7, which uses VS2008. Much more info on the page.
I’ll try and keep this up to date. If you have anything to contribute, please post it somewhere and send me the link (or send the files to me, whatever).
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Will include this info, thanks!
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Engineering Manager at Cozy.Co
Employment
  • Cozy.Co
    Engineering Manager, 2014 - present
  • CCP hf
    Technical Director, 2013 - 2014
  • CCP hf
    Technical Art Director, 2011 - 2013
  • BioWare
    Sr. Tech Artist/Tools Programmer, 2008 - 2011
  • The Foundry Visionmongers
    Software Engineer (Contract), 2014 - 2014
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Portland, OR
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Reykjavik, Iceland - Austin, TX - Redmond, WA - West Hempstead, NY - Atlanta, GA
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Technical dude.
Introduction
I'm the Engineering Manager at cozy.co in Portland, OR.
Check out my blog at www.robg3d.com. I write about programming (C#, Python, Ruby), Agile development, and management.
I also founded www.tech-artists.org.
Education
  • Pratt Institute
    Computer Graphics, 2003 - 2007
  • West Hempstead High School
    1999 - 2003
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April 20
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Practical Maya Programming with Python is Published
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My book, Practical Maya Programming with Python has been finally published! Please check it out and tell me what you think. I hope you will

Hiring your cake and eating it too
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When evaluating candidates, I have always been a believer that cultural fit and potential to improve is more important than technical abilit

Maya Windows Binaries
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Since standard Python binaries do not work with Maya 2013 and newer on Windows (because it uses VS2010 and up compiler, whereas standard Pyt

Agile project management versus agile development - RobG3D
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Using code metrics effectively - RobG3D
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Website and Blog of Rob Galanakis, technical dude.

Using Sonar for static analysis of Python code - RobG3D
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Website and Blog of Rob Galanakis, technical dude.

Agile Game Development is hard - RobG3D
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Website and Blog of Rob Galanakis, technical dude.

Booth babes are bad for business
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Spencer Chen did an A/B test on the efficacy of "booth babes" at a big trade-show, staffing a booth in one part of the floor with scantily c

Microsoft axes 'stack ranking' in massive overhaul of employee review pr...
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Microsoft is doing away with one of its most controversial internal practices, the "stack ranking" process that has long rated employees on

Killing Tasklets - RobG3D
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Don't do this
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In which Richard will tell you about some things you should never (probably ever) do to or in Python. Warranties may be voided.

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
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These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Fat City
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In the late 1980s I spent a year in the US as an exchange student. The exchange organisation allocated me a local support person named Emily

US Gov Sues The Art Institutes for $11 Billion Fraud
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The Art Institutes, one of the nation's largest for-profit school systems where people can receive an education in photography, has come und

Bad Tech Job Interview Questions (and How To Answer Them)
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The following are some of the most commonly asked bad interview questions, which may help to prepare you, so you're not caught off guard.

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