Resume

Bryan Novak

PDF Version LinkedIn

Employment

THiNC.technology  CTO (Mar 2014 – Present)

  • Manage development projects and staff

Tucknologies LLC (Oct 2013 – Feb 2014)

  • Freelance Ruby on Rails web application development

Triquetra Games LLC (Summer 2012 – Winter 2012)

  • Unity 3D game development

MSU TISM Media Summer Camp (2012, 2013)

  • Overnight Counselor (2012, 2013)
  • Instructor Teaching Assistant (2013)

MSU University Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab
(2012 – 2013)

  • Unity 3D serious game development

Web & Digital Media Honors Intern (2009 – 2011)

  • Flash and Media development under a professor in the department

Web Designer – UWSP Web Media Services (2008 – 2011)

  • Designed and built websites for the UWSP campus using ASPX and SharePoint 2010

 

Education

Michigan State University (2011 – 2013)

  • Serious Game Design Masters

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (2006 – 2011)

  • Major: Web and Digital Media Development
  • Minors: Computer Information Systems, Creative Writing

 

Awards

  • Golden Key Honor Society, Spring 2013
  • Meaningful Play Outstanding Volunteer Award, Fall 2012
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Spring 2010
  • Letters and Science 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award, Spring 2010
  • Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, Spring 2009
  • Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award, Fall 2008
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Spring 2007

 

Experience

  • THiNC.technology CTO
    • Development of Mobile, CMS and custom software solutions
    • Met with clients to define scope and share progress reports
    • Project estimation and task breakdown
    • Selection of development platform
    • Management and training of development staff and interns
    • Implemented JIRA Agile project management software
  • Michigan State University – Serious Game Design Masters Student
    • TC 841 – Design Research
    • TC 497 – Mobile game project
    • TC 498 – Client mobile game project

 

Extra Curricular

  • Lansing Community College IT Council Member (THiNC Representative 2016 – Present)
  • Lansing Community College ITSA Guest Speaker – Content Management Systems (2015)
  • Global Game Jam – Participant (2013, 2016), Organizer (2014)
  • Game Commentary Youtube Channel – Recorder, Editor, Host (2016 – Present)
  • Nerd&Tie podcast and news site contributor (2016)
  • Convention Panelist –Daisho Con (2010 – 13), Nobrand Con (2011, 2012),
    Geekkon (2010)
  • Anime Music Video Competitor – Daisho Con (2009 – 16), Geekkon (2009 – 10,
    2013 – 16) , Nobrand Con (2010, 2012)
  • UW-Stevens Point GameOps (Game Design & Development Student Organization) – Member (2006-07), President (2007 – 11)
  • Kento Anime Society (Asian Art Appreciation Club) – Member (2006-07),
    President (2007 – 10)
  • 5th Dan Black Belt Tae Kwon Do (1998 – 2015)