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Unity team addition: Sam Kalman

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by David-Helgason, May 23, 2007.

  1. David-Helgason

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    Dear community, customers, friends.

    Another joyous moment for the OTEE team: last week we added another great guy to the Unity team. This person is no other than Sam Kalman.

    A lot of you know Sam already from the forums as Ulognep, from the Parallel Destiny game, it's spinoff, Project Subdivision, and other projects. He's also been working on our documentation for a while in his spare time, so if you enjoyed the docs improving in the last releases, you'll have Sam to thank for that.

    Allow me to quote from the Company/People page:

    Welcome on board, Sam!

    d.
     
  2. dingosmoov

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    That's Great News!

    Congratulations Sam! Really nice guy.
     
  3. HiggyB

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    Yeah, I've spent the last day or so hangin' out with Sam as he and I are here in Copenhagen at company HQ and he's definitely another great addition to our team. Woot!

    Welcome aboard Sam. 8)
     
  4. bronxbomber92

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    Congratz on the job! You'll be great addition :)
     
  5. pete

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    hey congrats sam and otee!
     
  6. garyhaus

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    Great news!!! Rock on OTEE and Sam! Gratz!

    Gary
     
  7. Samantha

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    Hey, thanks a ton everybody! Many of you know I've been writing Unity docs for about a year now. I'm really looking forward to continually improving them as well as doing many other things to help out Unity and the customers of OTEE.

    As a standing rule, if anyone ever has any suggestions about improving the documentation, let me know by email or forum PM!
     
  8. nickavv

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    Congratulations Sam! I hope you have fun and make lots of money. ;)
     
  9. jeremyace

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    Congrats Sam!

    -Jeremy
     
  10. DaveyJJ

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    Great news Sam and OTEE team!
     
  11. Marble

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    Thanks for all your hard work, past and future.
     
  12. Joe ByDesign

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    Welcome to the team Sam!
     
  13. VICTOM

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    Congrats Man,

    Nice work, then you get the job. ;)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  14. cblarsen

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    We already know you are good at the job.

    Congratulations.
     
  15. AaronC

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    Good job! Congrats Sam! and a big thank you for your work on the docs. They are my bible, I read from them daily, and I preach to my classmates.

    The guys here on the forum taught me how to read (the docs :wink: and the docs teach me (every time I open them) how to use unity better.

    Thanks Million fold Sam, and thanks Million fold OTEE
    AC
     
  16. hsparra

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    Congrats Sam! I rely on the documentation :) With that high powered testing background, are there other things afoot?
     
  17. DocSWAB

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    Sam, it's great to hear that this is official. We'll look forward to continuing to pick your brain and sending documentation suggestions your way.

    Great to have your talents and thoughtfullness fully dedicated to Unity!

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
  18. antenna-tree

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    Sam who? Wait, is this the guy I curse every time I can't find what I'm looking for in the documentation? This dude seems like a liability to me.

    Congratulations on the new position man! I'm glad it's official now. The docs are actually great and getting better with every iteration, keep up the good work.

    Ethan
     
  19. shaun

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    Welcome :) Good to know theres a dedicated pencil pusher in OTEE...
     
  20. Samantha

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    Wow, thanks everyone! It is really great to discover how much people are getting benefit out of the docs. I've got lots of ideas for how to improve them in the near future, and I would love to hear any suggestions. So if you have a problem that the docs or the references don't explain, please use the bug reporting app and indicate the problem.

    With my testing background, I'm very excited to bring a bit more formality to our testing processes. That means 1) better handling of user submitted bugs, and 2) a more methodical approach to our internal testing. So just assume that when you log any bug via the bug reporting app, I'll be looking at it.

    Thanks again!
     
  21. Jonathan Czeck

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    Way to go, Sam! I hope you also have a good time in Copenhagen. I thought it was a great city when I visited! Check out a restaurant called Plan B if you're in the mood for a nice sandwich (term loosely used) and a cool beer.

    Are you relocating there or just visiting?

    -Jon
     
  22. Samantha

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    Just visiting! I'll be working remotely from Seattle for the majority of the time. It's pretty great so far, just getting used to riding a bike everywhere after not riding one for 10+ years...
     
  23. HiggyB

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    Can anyone come here and not have a good time? :D BTW Jon, it's soooooo gorgeous here with the sun and nice weather, and loads of daylight compared to December, you have to make a return visit as it's just too nice...

    And Sam, you better get used to the daily ride as I'm counting on you to be my daily commute partner!
     
  24. sr

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    hehe, i think tom has some great stories to tell with bikes in copenhagen. :wink:
     
  25. Jonathan Czeck

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    It was the Shawarma's fault.
     
  26. Aras

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    Everything is Shawarma's fault in Copenhagen.
     
  27. drJones

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    hey awesome news!
    congrats sam otee ; )
     
  28. HiggyB

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    Mmmmmmm, shawarma



    I haven't suffered food poisoning, nor had my bike stolen, nor have I had a flat tire... Yet.

    </thread hijack>
     
  29. Samantha

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    That photo is unacceptable until I have been photoshopped in front of the shop. Perhaps falling off my bike...
     
  30. forestjohnson

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    Congrats! You will be hearing from me about doc problems soon I am sure :)