R. B. Breighton Dawe

Intelligent Solutions to Uncommon Problems

Skills & Expertise

Work History

Chief Technical Officer, Geostellar, Inc. (3/2009 - present)

Independent Contractor, Rustic Labs (12/2001 – 1/2003, and 4/2008 - 3/2009)

Chief Technical Officer, Datacaster, Inc. (9/2007 – 4/2008)
Oversaw migration of a GeoData and GeoFeature location data product from an academic exercise into a commercial product.  The Datacaster product, built on a C#/.Net base, allowed layering of WMS (Web Map Service) raster layers (such as Yahoo and MSN maps) with vectored WFS (Web Feature Service) data.  Data sources could be public or proprietary.  The product also accessed the 3D altitude database from the Jet Propulsion Lab and could project the raster and vector data into a 3D model similar to Google Earth.

Chief Technical Officer, Meta4, Inc. (5/2007 – 8/2007)
Brought patented procedural world building technology to a place where it was a demonstrable and viable software product.  Tasks included:
Taking existing software used as a game demonstration and turning it into a demonstration of procedural world building software and tools.
Presenting and demonstrating software to venture capital firms and other sources of money in order to fund startup and take product to market.
Dealing with patent attorneys to clarify product capability and isolate unique technical features of the procedural terrain software.

Director of Engineering, Butterfly.net, Inc / Emergent Game Technology  (1/2003 – 3/2005 as employee, 4/2005 – 4/2007 as contractor)
Note on company name: Butterfly was renamed to Emergent Game Technology after refunding and purchasing NDL.  They closed their Martinsburg WV office and those employees who did not wish to relocate to Los Angeles in 2005 were offered contractor positions…

Chief Infrastructure Architect, explorati, Inc.  (2/2001 – 11/2001)
Responsible for design and project planning for systems side of the explorati massive multiplayer system.  The systems side is based on the Katerra zVerse and code base architecture (see below), as purchased from Katerra, Corp.

Chief Technical Officer, Katerra Corp.  (2000 – 1/2001)
Responsible for laying down the foundation of the Katerra Corp. product – the zVerse massive multiplayer environment platform.  This platform is designed to support 3rd party development of massive multiplayer role playing games or social environments through a set of easy to use APIs and designer tools.  Planned benchmarks based on initial tests included: up to 5000 simultaneous users in the same space, up to 300,000 simultaneous users in the same world.  Nearly unlimited flexibility and expandability of worlds, shopping, combat, social interaction, chatting (voice and text), and real-world event driven connections are all part of the zVerse platform.

Vice President of Development, Miacomet, Inc. (1999 - 2000)
Worked to implement this start up companies hardware and software products.  This included hiring and overseeing contractors and software personnel to work with device drivers, controller hardware, and software solutions for these sports oriented controllers.

Chief Architect & Development Manager, AOL/Worldplay/The Imagination Network (1992 - 1994 as contractor, 1994 - 1998 as employee)
Chief architect and manager of the creative development team for the CyberPark project at AOL/Worldplay (see below under Atari Games Corp. for description). Re-created and initiated "CyberPark" (originally defined for Atari, but purchased from Atari and updated for Worldplay) using new host complex capabilities (previous INN games had 4 players maximum; CyberPark has 20,000+ player design). CyberPark is now operationally complete, has gone through initial Beta testing phases with over 100 real and 4000 test players.  A subset of the CyberPark code base is used today by AOL for the Game Express offering.

Project Manager, Senior Staff Programmer, Atari Games Corp. (1982 - 1992)

Senior Systems Analyst, D2S Associates (1975 - 1982)

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering; Stanford University
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