Well hello there… just checking in on last week? It started with continuing the team performance reviews. This quarter I am using Enable HR and it’s actually really great for undertaking reviews. I have generally used the review process prescribed by Andy Grove in his classic book High Output Management – this approach is closely matched by the Enable HR software. I also use the One Page Strategic Plan from Verne Harnish to help define the objectives and performance indicators that are then used in the OKR’s in the review process. So far, so good…
This week I stumbled across this great video from the Game Developers Conference on Procedural Design – this is a concept I have long been aware of from the PC demoscene – with the likes of mind-blowing 64K demonstrations like The Timeless. What was interesting about this talk was the transition to ‘offline proceduralism’ – that is, transitioning the offline workflow to be made of a pipeline of operations rather than ‘designing assets’. This is very similar to the work we are doing at the moment with the data science pipeline – however, when you think about this with creative I kind of see the future of advertising. Pretty much everything that goes on in design studios today could be pipelined procedurally and companies could save hundreds of millions in global production costs.
Tonight I am giving a guest lecture for a postgrad computer science class at UOW. I spent some time working on a class that would be as
Other activities this week – working with clients and the team on getting
Ongoing work on the Data Science modular pipeline – defined a JSON scripting language and refactoring all the modules to support the new approach.
Heavy Karate focus on the evenings at the start of the week – training for at least an hour every night, I felt fantastic by the time Thursday came around…
Friday night was spent with the DEFAME crew, hanging out, watching demos and working on my new little AI project – I also had the pleasure of meeting a musical legend Jeroen Tel. Spent quite some time talking and listening to his unreleased tunes. Gosh, I remember listening to his music back in the
Have a great week!