Objective

My goals are to work as part of a team developing combat and strategy games, serious games or simulators, either in Australia or overseas. I hold dual Australian and European Citizenship. I aim to continue my overseas travels in future, particularly to areas of historical military significance.

Education

  • St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood NSW: Higher School Certificate | 2014
  • SAE QANTM Creative Media College: Bachelor of Games Development | 2016
  • Major in Games Programming
  • Enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology at Charles Sturt University via Distance Education | July 2017
  • With the intention of continuing to a Masters Degree in Information Technology

  • Experience

    2011 to 2013
    Australian Air Force Cadets
    Participated in bivouacs, ceremonial marches, community activities, shooting and flying events.

    2014 to present
    IT Consultant and Volunteer | Springwood Small Bore and Air Rifle Club | Springwood NSW
    Creating and maintaining the Club's website, based on a brief provided by the Club's Committee. The website has increased the membership of the club due to its higher profile and visibility online.

    Acted as a volunteer at events at the Small Bore Rifle Club, such as assisting with the general running of competitions.

    2016
    Intern Programmer | Lakeba Group | Manly NSW
    8 weeks work placement during the final semester of my degree at SAE QANTM.
    Worked on the user movement and controls for the Chatswood Railway Station Map app for Android being developed by Lakeba Group.

    2017
    Game Programmer | Moonrise (Indie Game Developer) | USA/UK
    January to current: Collaborating with a multi-national group of game developers working on a realtime strategy game.

    Working on the random map generation code in C# and using the Unity game engine.

    Skills and Interests

  • Playing games
  • Games programming
  • Web design
  • Piano training to Level 5 AMEB
  • 20th Century Military History
  • Membership of Ausreenact, a WW2 military reenactment group
  • Music
  • Reading historical fiction and non-fiction
  • Target shooting as a member of the Springwood Small Bore and Air Rifle Club
  • Travel

  • Awards and Acknowledgments

  • Membership of the school band in high school playing piano and keyboard at concerts and other performances.
  • Second place 2008, First Place 2009 and Highly Commended 2010 for participation in the City of Penrith Eisteddfod
  • Credit, NSW Geography Competition 2012
  • Third place in the state in the Aircraft Recognition team of the Air Force Cadets Wing competition.
  • Completion of firearms proficiency training, Air Force Cadets
  • 2014: participation in school events such as Springwood Anzac Day March, St Columba's video game competition committee.
  • Certificate of Academic Achievement, Software Design and Development, Year 12 2014
  • 2013 to 2015 Junior Champion, Springwood Small Bore and Air Rifle Club
  • 2016 finalist for best game project award SAE QANTM
  • 2016 Pass with Credit, Bachelor of Games Development Majoring in Games Programming

  • Referees

    References available on request

    Contact

    owencanning@outlook.com

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