We are pleased to announce our next keynote speaker for EuroPython 2016: Paul Hildebrandt.
About Paul Hildebrandt
Paul Hildebrandt has been a Senior Engineer with Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) since 1996, and has worked in both Systems and Software engineering. His current title is Senior Software Engineer and Product Owner for the Playback tools among his primary duties is spending time working with the artists, understanding their needs, and designing tools to assist them. If he is lucky, he gets to write code.
Hildebrandt was born and raised in Anaheim, California. He received his BSEE with a focus on Computing from California Polytechnic University Pomona. He resides outside of Los Angeles with his wife and three boys.
The Keynote: Inside the Hat: Python @ Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Walt Disney Animation Studios has a long history of creating acclaimed animated films and continues to be an industry leader with regards to artistic achievements, storytelling excellence, and cutting-edge innovations. Since the 1923 release of “Snow White” they’ve been pushing forward technology in the art of movie making. This push continues in the modern day with classics such as Oscar winning box office hits “Big Hero 6” and “Frozen” and Oscar nominated hits “Wreck-It Ralph”, “Tangled”, “Bolt”, “Treasure Planet”, and “Dinosaur”.
One of the most common questions I get when attending Python conferences is “Why are you here?” People seem confused that technology, especially Python is used in the making of animated films.
Paul will give you some background on the Walt Disney Animation Studios and talk about where specifically Python comes into play.