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Jim Purbrick
Works at Facebook, Inc.
Attended University of Nottingham
Lives in Brighton
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My band +100 robots are playing at +Sticky Mike's Frog Bar in Brighton this Saturday: please come along if you can!
 
We're playing at +Sticky Mike's Frog Bar in Brighton this Saturday: hope to see you there!
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We've just finished putting together the stomp box kit Luke got for Christmas and there seems to be a problem as the LED is always lit, even when a jack isn't plugged in. Could someone help us debug it at some point please?
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I've spent the last couple of weeks in a losing battle with the lergy but hopefully I will be along on thurs... been too long!
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100 robots ROCK Silicon Roundabout, come along if you can!
 
100 robots at The Shoreditch TONIGHT! With King Marigold and My Therapist Says Hot Damn from 7PM. Come along!
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The "Parse By The Sea" hackathon is next Thursday at the Brighton Dome: mail brightonhack@fb.com if you'd like to come.
I've been a big fan of hackathons since one of the first Yahoo! Hack Days I attended at Alexandra Palace was struck by lightning. The lightning caused the fire alarms to go off which opened the roof to let the torrential rain pour on to hundreds of geeks and laptops. The lighting strike also did ...
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I dressed up and made a silly video again
 
The music video for the tribute song we composed, recorded, arranged, produced, filmed and edited in the week since +Ryan Alexander recorded us playing +Spaceteam at +Mark Norman Francis' house in outrageous accents because it sounded funny.
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Learn about the RESTful API for EVE I designed and helped build.
Home; Navigation ABOUT Info & Resources · About GDC · FAQ · Advisory Board · Media Partners · Media Resources · Contact · Newsletter Sign-Up · Newsletter Archive · Photos · Downloads. Navigation A...
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I'm going to end up using around a full roll of goop printing snowflakes, should I just order another roll from faberdashery to my house and bring it in?
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For important stuff like this please stick to the google-group, Google+ isn't used by everyone.
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When will the 3D printer be available next week and what do I need to do to use it? I've got a pile of Christmas presents I'd like to make that will probably take a couple of days to print out.
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Thanks for the snowflake :)
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A team of computer scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK created a supercomputer out of 64 Raspberry Pi matchbox Linux-on-a-chip computers and Lego. The team included six year old James Cox, the son of project lead Professor Simon Cox, "who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing." Here's a PDF with instructions for making your own Raspberry Pi/Lego supercomputer. Professor Cox comments: “As soon as we were able t...
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Software Engineer
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  • Facebook, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • 18 Dexterity
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • Linden Lab
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2010
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Brighton
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Watford - Nottingham
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Software engineer at Facebook, singer and guitar player in 100 robots, more at jimpurbrick.com
Introduction
Dr Jim Purbrick has both academic and industry experience in designing and building virtual worlds. At Nottingham University he worked on the MASSIVE-3 virtual environment system and Prix Ars Electronica-winning mixed-reality games with IGDA award winners, Blast Theory. In industry Jim designed online games at Codemasters, developed networking and load balancing technology for Warhammer Online, worked on scripting and networking technology for Second Life while setting up Linden Lab Brighton and now works on mobile tools and infrastructure at Facebook. In his spare time Jim likes playing games, playing music and playing with technology.
Education
  • University of Nottingham
    BSc Computer Science, 1995 - 1998
  • University of Nottingham
    PhD Computer Science, 1998 - 2001
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