As you may have guessed by now, my name is Rufus. I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (hons) in Computer games programming. Programming wise my main interests are in iOS development and 3d graphics. I also have a mild interest in ubiquitous computing and anything that just seems a bit clever.
Programming is not only a job for me but also one of my hobbies. I enjoy making little side projects to see what I can build and test the limits of the latest hardware. Normally I create these projects and destroy them… I thought I would start a blog as a way to document/remember all the things I have built/experimented with, build a portfolio, improve my terrible writing skills and maybe get in touch with some like-minded people!
During the day I work for a company called Linknode as a software engineer building cross platform mobile applications using Xamarin and Monogame. Linknode applications mix GPS/motion information from the sensors with 3d Rendering to build power 3d Visualisations which are aware of the location and orientation of the device. I was the sole 3d/iOS engineer working on Linknode’s flagship VentusAR product for 2 years.
I also enjoy taking part in programming competitions when I find the motivation and even managed to find myself in the winning team of one of the future-cities hackathons. Outside of programming my hobbies include listening to music, hunting for castles and watching TV shows on Netflix! In addition I enjoy playing guitar and can be spotted participate in acoustic meetups local to Glasgow on a weekly basis.