Semen Frish

VR/AR Engineer at SoftServe

Lviv, Ukraine

As any technology is based on core knowledge, Semen acquired un doubtful proficiency in Maths, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. He is one of the first Ukrainian flash developers, UAFPUG keynote speaker and host, speaker at such events as FlashGAMM, Lviv GameDev and GameMixer, contributor to Gamasutra. In the role of a game developer/programmer, game designer, tech lead, R&D manager and project manager/producer, Semen has built a lot of games from pencils to pixels. He developed his first game for ZX Spectrum console at the age of 12. Now he is recounting 10+ years of experience in gamedev (mostly cross-platform on Flash / Flex / AIR, JavaScript, Unity3D / C#, Unreal Engine / C++). Eagerly waiting for Virtual Reality era to come since 1997 VX-1 Helmet and Descent 2 game, Semen is working on VR R&D projects to help Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to take leading positions. His technology related highlights include demos for Oculus Rift on PC, Google Cardboard on iOS and Samsung GearVR on Android with Unity C# and Unreal Engine C++ for Oculus Rift, as well as work on AAA game for VR. VR/AR/MR goes xR and we are digging on it.