d3t welcomes Ali Westmacott, Associate Programmer
20th Jan 2023
Tell us a bit of information about your experience/career background?
I have just completed my degree in Computer Science at Cambridge University doing my dissertation in fast emulation techniques. I specialised in OS level systems such as networking and modern computer architecture.
I undertook an internship with d3t during my degree and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company, so I decided a full-time position would be an excellent start to my career in the software industry.
What do you love about games?
Games have a history tightly knitted with the history of computers, and as a whole and I love seeing the creativity required to get games running on early computers. The Atari 2600 had just 128 bytes of scratch memory – not even enough to store the text in this answer!
What games are you currently playing, and what is your favourite game?
I’m currently working through each generation of the Pokémon games and am on a quest to find out empirically which is my favourite. I also enjoy speedrunning Super Mario Odyssey; the movement system in that game is one of the best I’ve ever tried, making speedrunning it a joy.
Do you have any fun facts or hobbies?
I played for my college’s ultimate frisbee team at university, where being left-handed made it much easier to curve throws around marksmen.