Chris Gong, Software Engineer at Optum
New York, USA
Hero since 2020
Chris is constantly exploring the different ways that cloud services can be applied in game development.
Passionate about sharing his knowledge with the world, he routinely creates tutorials and educational videos on his YouTube channel, Flopperam, where the primary focus has been AWS Game Tech and Unreal Engine, specifically the multiplayer and networking aspects of game development. Although Amazon GameLift has been his biggest interest, Chris has plans to cover the usage of other AWS services in game development while exploring how they can be integrated with other game engines besides Unreal Engine.
By live streaming his development process on Twitch, engaging with enthusiasts through his Discord channel, and other game developer forums, he consistently collaborates with the AWS community and other game developers so that the content produced is always a collective group effort.
He is also a Software Engineer at UnitedHealth Group, where he and his team are migrating their existing streaming applications and APIs onto the cloud in efforts to make the retrieval of provider data not only more accurate but also faster.
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