Kieran began his career at British developer Rare in 1997 as a software engineer on the multi-million selling Nintendo 64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie and proceeded to ship a series of high-profile projects for Xbox and Xbox 360, later as part of the Microsoft Studios European Publishing team. In 2011 he joined the former Xbox Live studio, Soho Productions, with its mission to reinvent TV for Microsoft devices most notably resulting in the BAFTA award-winning Kinect Sesame Street TV. Kieran is now part of a key new initiative shaping the next generation of Windows apps and experiences for Microsoft at Lift London, which is home to a growing collective of world-class artists, software engineers, designers and creative technologists.
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Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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Jo Twist, OBE
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
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