Welcome to Developer Month 2019. Between April 8th and May 8th 2019, we will feature a variety of developers, publishers, community personalities and more who will tell us their story. From written interviews and blog posts to video interviews and more, we have curated a range of interesting content to maybe even inspire you to be one of these developers in future years. Please enjoy Developer Month 2019 as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.
We couldn’t have put together Developer Month without the support of all the developers & publishers involved. Also, huge thanks to Thrustmaster for their assistance in sponsoring Developer Month.
May 5th – Week Four Re-Cap
Developer Month has reached its fourth week of daily content from our wonderful Development Community. This week saw a range of people get involved beginning with POSCON giving us insight into the new network and why they decided to create one. From there, we visited Flightbeam’s Amir at his home office and spent time with Orbx developer Misha. Laminar Research’s Marty also stepped out from being the PR guy to speak about how he got involved in the product and more. Finally, we concluded this week with a visit to Dallas Love Field where we spend 40 minutes speaking to legend Bill Womack.
We have only 3 days left of Developer Month to go. See you next week!
April 29th: POSCON
POSCON is a brand new virtual online network for users to communicate and fly on. We sat down with Andrew Heath to discuss why he wanted to create a new network, what the challenges are and where he sees the future of online networks going forward.
April 30th: Flightbeam
We’re off to sunny San Francisco to visit one of the most renowned scenery developers out there. With 6 scenery products already under his belt, he certainly has the experience and knowledge to talk about developing scenery products. His product line contains large hubs such as Washington and Denver to smaller airports such as Wellington in New Zealand, I can only be talking about one developer: Flightbeam.
Having travelled to founder Amir’s home office, I dig a little deeper into how one guy makes some of the most incredible airports we see in our sims today. How did he begin his career? What are his favourite passions and more.
Please sit back, relax and enjoy today’s Developer Month video with Flightbeam’s Amir.
May 1st: Laminar Research (X-Plane 11)
X-Plane 11 has grown into an incredibly popular simulator amongst many thanks to its powerful engine, incredible visuals and the growing number of supporting developers. Marty from the team has taken time from the busy life of promoting X-Plane at events across the world to take part in Developer Month. We find out how he joined the team, some of his biggest challenges and also his tips for staying motivated.
May 2nd – Misha Cajic From Orbx
Misha, at one point, was one of Orbx’s youngest developers. Developing scenery since the age of 14, he has since gone on to create some outstanding airports for simmers to enjoy. With such experience and knowledge under his belt already, how does he remain motivated and keen to continue making products for the simulator? Let’s find out in today’s Developer Month.
May 3rd – Sergio from Helisimer
Whilst not a developer in the same respect as others we have featured, Sergio from Helisimer is very much a part of this community and produces incredible content for those with a desire to learn more about helicopter simulation. We couldn’t resist interviewing someone who is part of the media world, along with us, to gain some insight into how Sergio turned the passion of helicopters into an incredible resource for the community.
May 4th – Bill Womack
Our time in San Francisco has come to an end as we travel south down to Dallas, Texas. Home to some of the best steak we have ever had. Dallas is a fantastic city with plenty of character and sights to see. This is developer month, after all, so we took the chance to meet up with one of the most experienced members of the development community. Bill Womack has an incredible history, initially with Orbx. Bill ventured into the world of creating his own brand iblueyonder.
Since then, Bill has returned to Orbx and even developed Flightbeam Studio products on the side- being Portland airport.
We head down to Dallas Love Field, which is Bill’s next Orbx project. We talk about why he chose Dallas Love Field, its incredible history and also what he enjoys about scenery development.
What about next week?
We will continue Developer Month 2019 next week for the final three days with some exciting guests! Who will they be? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
Thank you once again to everyone who has so far for taking part.
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