Jeff Schomay

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My Creative Side

Screenwriting. Game design. Visual Design. UX.

I didn't start out as a programmer, and in fact my degree is in Film Production. I've always been intrinsically creative. I use creativity to stand out. I use creativity to solve problems. But mostly I use creativity to make things more fun and more interesting.

My original way to creatively express myself was primary visual, in a number of mediums, including hand-drawn and digital artwork, 3D graphics, and photography.

After earning my degree in Film Production, I became more and more focused on storytelling, and focused my creative expression on screenwriting.

Recently, I have shifted my focus again, and now apply my creative attention to game design, and the overlap of screenwriting and story in games.

One interesting aspect of having such a wide a range of interests, is that many of my disciplines overlap. This leads to unique situations to creatively use elements from one discipline in another. Another benefit is that I often have a unique perspective, and can pull back to see the "big picture" from a different angle.

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Creative Work

Game design

I constantly come up with creative game ideas. Some of them are playable online on my games portfolio.

Feature-length Screenplays

I've written a few screenplays including "Someone's Gotta Pay": When a struggling PI becomes the main suspect in his own case, he must unravel a web of false assumptions to prove his own innocence.

Some of my screenplays I've been turning into interactive fiction.

Panoramic Photography

A collection of unique perspectives from my travels at home and abroad.

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My Technical Side

Full-stack web application development. Polyglot. Functional programming. Game dev.

I love coding. I spend most of my time writing code, or talking about code, or thinking about code. With my code before me in vim, I have the power to create anything, literally at my fingertips.

I wasn't always a programmer. Although I played with coding ever since I learned to make simple games on my TRS-80 in BASIC, my original focus was more visual, and I earned a BFA degree in Film Production rather than CS. Since then however, I have dove deep, and continue to diligently hone my skills and stay active in the community.

I've gathered a wide array of experience, both professionally and in my side-projects. These experiences have led me to appreciate functional programming, a topic which I am particularly passionate about. I have spoken at conferences, written articles, and made videos and tutorials around the web.

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Technical Work

Github and CV

See all my code on Github

Download my CV

Game dev

I've made a few games in multiple tech stacks. You can find the source and play them on my games portfolio.

Conference talks

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