Starting this week (March 17, 2014 onwards), I will be working at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist on the East Coast. My focus will be on both cloud services and game development. As I get settled into my new role, expect to see more information about my future appearances and presentations.
To learn more about my background in indie games, the following blurb from the Official Xbox Magazine (March 2014, Page 65) sums it up: “Shahed Chowdhuri’s got a day job already, but in his spare time he crafts XBLIG games and tools for his fellow developers. With a math game and a pair of platformers under his belt, it’s his XBLIG Sales Data Analyzer and XNA Basic Starter Kit that has his peers championing him.” (PDF of magazine snippet)
So, what does this mean for the online communities that I run, for Construct2, Unity and Xbox One? I will continue to operate them with my co-admins, for our worldwide members. So, it’s just business as usual. I used to do it in my spare time, but now, it will be a part of my full-time job. So, I expect to continue my involvement in these groups! 😎