Alan Jones has traveled a long way to be here. His route is as interesting as it has been long. From Australia to London, a prolonged stay in Santa Barbara and then, to Austin...
What a long, strange trip it's been.
He plans to be here for a while. He's got a sweet gig.
Alan is the R&D Supervisor for Troublemaker Studios and he works for the well-known Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. From movies that fit comfortably into the Walt Disney template...for instance the Spy Kids movies, to gritty thrillers like Machete and Grindhouse, Rodriguez has succeeded in making movies people want to see...
And he does it with a style that is, let's say...different.
I mean Cheech Marin as a priest? Really?
Robert Rodriguez pulls it off beautifully.
Wouldn't it be fantastic to work for someone like that?
Well, there is a strong possibility that 1 - 4 Geeks could have that chance.
Alan Jones is going to hire people with C++ and SQL talents and he's asked me to put the word out. What follows is the call for resumes and interviews.
Me? Please...C++ was what I got in Trig.
See below for the information about getting a gig with Troublemaker:
We are currently looking for programmers for a 3-6 month contract
on-site at Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
The following experience criteria apply
* Qt (4 - ideally including up to 4.7)
* SQLite 3
* Cross platform development - Linux will be the primary target, but
OS X and Windows will also be required
* Network communications (esp ssl, compressed data streams, and serialization)
* CTest, CPack, and CDash
* DAGs (possibly Boost Graph Library)
* OpenGL inside Qt (libqglviewer a bonus)
The projects to be developed under this project are to be licensed
under the AGPLv3, and you can find some details on the projects at
In-progress development documentation is available for Strife under
its git repository for those interested in reading more details about
Please send applications and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org