Department of  Computing

Applications of Computing in Industry : Lecture

24 October
12pm, LT308 Huxley
company: Amazon

Title: Amazon Instant Video - Streaming video content to the masses

James Cumberbatch and Ricky Leatham, from the Development Centre London, will provide an insight into work that takes place on Amazon Instant Video. In particular the technology required to build applications that run on multiple devices.

Speaker Details: James Cumberbatch and Ricky Leatham

James Cumberbatch is a Senior Software Development Manager at Amazon. He manages the Bigscreen engineering teams responsible for game consoles, Smart TVs and set top boxes. Before joining Amazon he was the co-founder of Pushbutton which was an agency that specialised in the development of TV applications. Originally he had a background in Industrial design and 3D modelling but moved into software development in 2003.

Ricky Leatham is a Software Development Manager at Amazon Instant Video. He manages a team of software engineers building Living Room client applications for Amazon's video streaming services worldwide. Before joining Amazon he worked on live betting and fantasy football systems for an online gaming startup, and prior to that he managed a design team at a large B2B gaming firm.

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