Here Be BigQuery: Building Social Gaming Infrastructure on the Google Cloud Platform
Matt McNeill, Tom Newton
We’ll look at how the Gamesys social MMORPG “Here Be Monsters” utliizes the Google Cloud Platform as a production data warehouse for managing user engagement and automating retention activities using App Engine. We’ll demo the game’s integration with Google Spreadsheets and BigQuery via Google Apps Script and dive into the code that enables automated reporting dashboards and ad hoc game optimization.
Matt heads strategic customer relationships for Google Cloud Platform in EMEA. Previously Matt was responsible for incubation, development of business solutions and partnerships for Google’s Enterprise Cloud technologies. Before Google he worked as a developer and systems designer in space systems.
Tom is originally from Toronto, Canada and currently spends his time running the social and mobile gaming business at Gamesys in London, U.K. where he has lived for the past six years. Tom's been writing code since he was a teenager, and has previously founded two software development companies, the second of which he sold to Gamesys in 2010. Tom is a graduate of Queen's University where he studied Applied Economics.