Archive for December, 2011

That was SIGGRAPH Asia 2011

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This year’s SIGGRAPH Asia took place in Hong Kong and I was lucky to attend and contribute as a Student Volunteer. It was an amazing experience and we were able to attend many great events and meet a lot of lovely people from the industry. Us, that is 4 recent graduates from Bournemouth University plus around 120 other volunteers from across the globe. We also took the time to explore some more places.


Siggraph Asia 2011

More pictures can be found in my SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011 album on Facebook.

Coventry Alumni Speaker Programme

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, I got an invite from Peter Every to kick off Coventry University’s brand new Graduate and Alumni Speaker Programme. Peter is the Associate Dean of the Computing Department and one of my former lecturers. More pictures can be found here.

Andy Abgottspon Graduate Talk. December 2011. from computing@coventry on Vimeo.

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The Department of Computing is proud to present this series of talks by our graduates and alumni. Our graduates end up scattered across the planet in some seriously cool jobs. These are their stories. Andy graduated with first class honours in Informatics in 2010 before undertaking a Masters degree in Computer Animation and Visual Effect at the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. Whist studying at Coventry Andy released the ‘Roll It!’ app for iPhone which went on to sell 6000 units. Andy has recently released Meteora, a mobile game which utilises a version of the gesture recognition library that he developed for his final year project at Coventry. Andy now works as a software engineer at The Foundry – The world leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies for the motion picture industry. Read about Andy on