Charles N. Cox
Program Manager, Certified Scaled Agile Consultant in Seattle. Formerly a games developer, designer, and educator; founder of indie game studio 4gency. Recovering Microsoftie. Flight sim junkie.
Principal Tech. Program Manager - HBO ‘15-Present
- Shipping streaming video apps, managing a combined Engineer/PM/Writing team, developing Agile data culture and tools on AWS.
- 1/4th of an EGOT: Won a 2016 Emmy for work on Westworld VR.
Founder and Studio Head - 4gency ‘11-‘16
- Built an indie game studio, Kickstarter’d, shipped titles on Mobile and PC.
- My 15 Minutes: Went full-time in ‘13, covered in an Aug ‘14 New York Times article on Early Access.
- Learn more about our game here.
Senior Program Manager - Microsoft Xbox ‘10-‘13
- Built game developer education programs for Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone.
- Like a CEO Boot Camp: Ran a seven-person $1M “micro-studio” developing educational sample games and assets with developers in the US and Israel.
Full details on LinkedIn
Education and Certs
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner
- University of Washington PCE Data Analytics Certificate
- Scaled Agile Program Consultant 4.0
- Digipen Institute of Tech. Associates of Science
- Chair, Future Leaders Team @ Museum of Flight ‘17-Present
- Judge, FIRST Robotics FTC & FRC ‘18
- Entrepreneur Mentor and Judge, UW Foster School of Business ‘16
The 4gency Indie Days 2013-2017
- PAX West: “Giant Leaps” Panel Discussion ‘17
- Senior Guest Lecture @ Digipen Institute of Technology ‘16
- GDC (Accepted Lecturer) ‘15
- IGDA Leadership Summit ‘15
- Habitat @ AIE and Seattle Unity Users Group ‘14
- Habitat Keynote @ Indie Game Con ‘14
- Panel: Crowdfunding Strategy @ MGF Seattle ‘14
- Habitat @ Delta-V Spacefest ‘14
- The Five Mind-Myths @ Casual Connect San Francisco ‘13
The Windows Phone Days 2011
- Casual Connect Seattle
- Microsoft Gamefest
- Microsoft BUILD
The XNA Days 2007-2008
- European Tour IE/IT/BE/FI/SE/AT/DK
- University Workshops SU/WWU/WSU/OSU
- Hands-On Labs @ GDC’07
- AI Challenge @ GDC’08
So, are you a developer? Or a PM? Or what?
I was trained as an engineer. These days, I write code only if I have to – which isn’t infrequently.
I still don’t get it. Are you an engineer?
But PM’s aren’t supposed to write code!
I know. Don’t let it worry you too much.