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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a co-founder of Secret Lab, Tasmania's longest running game development studio. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, and is best known for the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, the multi-award-winning ABC Play School iPad games, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the popular Yarn Spinner narrative game framework.

Previously, Paris was a mobile product manager for Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, law, machine learning, and human-centered technology research, and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly (most recently releasing the 'Unity Game Development Cookbook'); he’s currently working on 'Head First Swift' and 'Practical Artificial Intelligence with Swift'. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing.