We’re thrilled to announce that James Hurlbut has joined the Stimulant San Francisco team as our newest Technical Lead.
James has over ten years experience designing and coding games, interactive applications, websites and installations for companies such as Facebook, Google, Nokia, Zynga and the Hard Rock Cafe. He is interested in the creative side of software development. For the last few years he’s been focused on real-time graphics development for touch screens, large-scale video walls, projection-mapped experiences and natural user interface systems.
Q&A with James
What appealed to you most about coming to work for Stimulant?
Stimulant is one of a handful of companies pushing the boundaries of technology and design. They’ve taken on some really creative and forward thinking projects.
Tell us about one of your favorite projects that you worked on prior to joining Stimulant.
Last year I developed software for a video wall in the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission lobby which was a great opportunity in many ways. I enjoyed the challenge of creating an ultra high resolution state of the art display but it was also fulfilling to contribute to San Francisco history by educating people about our unique local water system in an entertaining, high tech way.
Tell us a unique or interesting fact about yourself.
I’ve been a swimmer since I was young and participated in an open water swim from Treasure Island to San Francisco a few years ago. I’m planning on doing the swim from Alcatraz later this year.
What do you do in your free time?
I’m a big electronic music fan and spend a lot of time messing around with drum machines and synthesizers. You can hear some recent live recordings here: soundcloud.com/s-h-a-p-e-s