Please join us in congratulating Zain ul Hussan on his promotion to Director of Technology of Global Game Jam! Zain has been toiling tirelessly behind the scenes keeping our website up and running so you all can register your sites, join the jam, upload your games and create your teams. He is also working hard on a new and updated version of the site that will hopefully launch in time for GGJ 2024 so keep your eyes out for that. This is a well deserved promotion for Zain, his work and life experience embodies the ethos of Global Game Jam and we couldn't be happier to have him on the team.
Zain holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from National University in Pakistan and a Master of Computing from Australian National University, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering. He comes with over 13 years of experience in game development, web development, cloud computing and research in artificial intelligence. This experience was gained while living and working in different countries including Australia, Canada, Pakistan, United States and others. During his career he has been helping startups and large enterprises in both open source and proprietary development in various technologies.
"I am very grateful to be given an opportunity to serve in the role of Director of Technology for Global Game Jam. I have been helping out at GGJ for the last 4 years and respect the amount of responsibility that comes with it. GGJ and its community has helped me to meet some amazing people and I have been able to grow both professionally and personally, for which I am extremely grateful. I hope to keep providing services at the best of my capabilities to improve the experience for our main event and to also expand on our services. I'm looking forward to continue working with existing and new members of our community."