Al Sutton was a major contributor in developing OUYA.Al has been involved in a wide range of things, from an interactive TV system from TwoWayTV and developing systems on Psion handhelds using SMS to things like ticket bookings and sending and receiving Emails.
Al has been contributing to the Skills Matter community for many years, in many different ways. He regularly speaks at Skills Matter events and conferences, including at Droidcon, at Londroid meet ups and Ouya meet ups and at Skills Matter's In-the-brain series. In addition to his support as a speaker, he has contributed lots of other great stuff, incredibly valuable to our community, his fabulous Droidcon app being a good example.
In the late 90s’ Al started working in London for Chase Manhattan bank, initially looking after their developement infrastructure in London, and then moving on to looking after their DR facilities for Europe and become part of a global security architecture group. During this time Al didn’t leave his development roots behind, becoming involved in a number of projects including an attempt to port the Mozilla/Netscape browser to Java
After the turn of the century Al spent a few years working for start-ups doing a range of design, development, and management jobs working on high volume, high availability systems involved in the telecoms and financial sectors. In 2005, he ended up working for Reuters after they took over a company he had been working for.
At the end of 2005 Al left the land of employed work and started working for himself. At the end of 2006, he co-founded Enterprise Data Safe Limited based around a corporate password safe solution he had developed. Since then he's been responsible for all sales, development, and support activities within the company, growing sales and profits without the need for VC or bank funding.
In late 2008 he founded Funky Android Ltd. which focuses on developing sites and software for the Google Android operating system.
Talks I've Given
Bring together developers and fans of the Ouya console in the UK
Featuring Ouya Game Developers and Al Sutton
Meet developers making games for the Ouya and try out one of the prototype dev kit Ouya's for yourself! Hang out with other Ouya fans and learn how you can help make Ouya the most awesome-est console ever!ouya android
Writing games for an Android video games console... Oh yeah!
Featuring Al Sutton
Many devices are based on the Android Open Source Project release of Android which does not include the Google additions. This talk will take you through some of the things you’ll need to consider when developing applications which will run on a variety of devices including Android based video...android ouya
Software Engineer with more years experience that he cares to talk about.
Al has been involved in a wide range of projects on a variety of hardware ranging from Interactive TV systems and Psion Handhelds in the 1990s, High-end banking systems at the turn of the century, and then on to Android systems in 2008. Recently been working for Deliveroo in their Technology Risk Mitigation group helping to ensure that the company’s technologies are ready for future growth, and before that he worked for Facebook on their Android developer experience and End to End Encrypted Messaging teams.
Al has been contributing to the Skills Matter community for many years, in many different ways. He has spoken at many events, including several Droidcon Londons’, served on the programme committee, and helped provide the Droidcon London app in previous years.