Mark DeLoura is a veteran game industry technologist, having worked in strategic, business, and technology leadership positions at Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ, and as Senior Advisor for Digital Media at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Mark is a passionate proponent for making computer science and game development more accessible, using games as valuable tools for education and personal expression. His Game Programming Gems series of technical books, former role as editor-in-chief of Game Developer magazine, and presentations around the globe have introduced aspiring engineers around the world to game development.
Mark has consulted for a variety of game publishers, developers, and investors, and has given lectures in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Arab Emirates. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.