Charles N. Cox
Digital Leader, Principal PM, Certified Scaled Agile Consultant and Change Management Practitioner in Seattle, WA. Former game developer, designer, and educator; founder of indie studio 4gency.
Flight sim junkie. Recent Roles
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.
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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 Q&A
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.