wheublein (Will Heublein)
I am a programmer based in Providence RI with an interest in the intersection of games, programming, and education. My experience includes coding HTML/CSS, php, Drupal, Flash, Flex, Actionscript 2 and Actionscript 3. I have configured and customised a number of CMS and wiki sites using Drupal, Wordpress, and some less-common CMS systems, and am an experienced user and teacher of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and GIMP.
I am currently working to build fluency with Box2d programming, and learning HTML5.
I have worked on technology projects with a number of nonprofit organizations in the past, and am open to discussing technology consulting, programming, and web-development volunteering opprotunities with local nonprofits.
News surrounding the recent collapse of 38 Studios has been widely published, and there are many pieces distributing blame among those involved, but there hasn't been much clear writing covering the effects the collapse will have on RI's tech industry. This forum seems as good a place as any for discussing this.
There is this forbes post http://www.forbes.com/sites/ca... which suggests, with fairly little basis, that the blowup of a large tech company could spawn a bunch of startups. There have also been stories about other video game companies, not RI based, I assume, holding job fairs in Providence and actively recruiting people from 38 studios.
Will the collapse have any lasting effect on the potential for tech growth in RI?