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Shawn L.W. Patton

Objective To continue developing fun, high-quality gaming experiences for people of all ages.
Experience Schell Games LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Game Designer / Project Director: 2004-Present Biomedical Imaging Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Technology Fellow : 2003-2004
  • Java programming on image analysis and archiving software for cancer research
  • JPEG2000 encoding work and comparison studies involving compression levels for medical images
Internship at Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA
Game Developer / Software Engineer : Summer 2002
  • Worked with Python scripting language
  • Developed character naming interface for Disney’s Toontown Online
  • Created mini-games for Disney’s Toontown Online
Projects at Carnegie Mellon University:
  • Project Awesome: Group project where I programmed (C++, PHP) a personalized greeter system using unique identifier technology to recognize a guest's arrival and make them feel welcome.
  • Dinosaurs Alive! : Group project where I programmed (C++, Lithtech) and developed and implemented an extensible hardware base for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Earth Theater.
  • Magic Mirror : Group project where I programmed (C++) and developed an interactive experience for large audiences of people allowing them to interact with each other and the experience.
  • Virtual Puppets: Group project where I developed a Graphical User Interface for linking controllable parts of 3D models to input devices allowing real-time virtual puppet manipulation.
  • Jam-O-Elvis: Group project where I was the sole programmer (C++, Lithtech) and voice of Elvis for an interactive, fun, and educational experience in which users bring Elvis back from the dead to rock and roll.

Co-writer/Director/Actor of student films : 1997-2000
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Biomedical Imaging Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Technology Fellow : 2000-2001
  • Creation of online exams and microscope control software
  • Production of promotional and tutorial videos
Rutgers Computer Labs, New Brunswick, NJ
Computer Consultant : 1997-2000
Education Carnegie Mellon University - Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Masters of Entertainment Technology 2003 (G.P.A. 3.8)
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Minor in Film, May 2001
  • Major G.P.A. - 3.86        Overall G.P.A. 3.82
Honors Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers College General Honors Program, Golden Key National Honor Society,
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Dean’s List Member 1997-2001, International Thespian Society
Skills Languages: C/C++, Python, PHP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, Visual Basic, Quick BASIC, Scheme
Platforms: Windows XP/2K/NT/98/95/ME, Unix, Mac OSX, Solaris, Linux, DOS, Windows 3.1
Applications: Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop 4-7, Adobe Premiere 4-6, Adobe After Effects
  • Creator of a successful sketch comedy show for the Rutgers TV Station
  • Video game programming (C++, C, Visual Basic)
  • Robotic construction with Lego Mindstorms
  • Second on the Rutgers Curling team
  • Green belt in the Brazilian martial art Capoeira

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