Earlier this month, I spent a week in Maryland working with Branden Hall at his Automata Studios. The trip was a chance to get to know each other better, and we both had a great time. We coded during the day, played Guitar Hero in the evenings, and discussed all sorts of geek topics in between. Oh, and we had terrific food every day!
I often played with Branden’s toddling son, Kai, who on more than one occasion conferred on me his “Harrison Ford grin” (mom Pattie called it that, and gosh, she’s right!). The whole experience was very welcoming and down to earth. I’ll be contracting for Automata Studios on a regular basis. Keep reading »