Meet the Team - Barry
As I sat in my chair and thought, “how should I begin talking about myself?”, I struggled with what perspective I should use. Should I write in first person? Third person? What tense should I use?
This is all too difficult! I’m going to write as though a pirate was describing a mysterious sea creature…
Avast! Ye maties! I'll tell you a tale of the great Barry, as tall as an average shark, with teeth like... a ... person.
Ok, this isn't working either.
I guess I'll start about where I've come from and why I'm here. I was born and raised in Sydney and growing up, I had an insatiable appetite for video games. Even to this day, I can't walk in to a laundromat without the smell reminding me of Street Fighter 2.
As I grew older, I realised that a career in gaming wasn't realistic, so I went to the next item down the list, astronaut. This led me to enrolling in Aerospace Engineering at UNSW. It was at UNSW where I met Matt and Piyush as we all developed our theatrical tendencies doing CSE Revue.
My career as an aerospace engineer was fruitful as it allowed me to work on various high technology projects involving passenger aircraft, military aircraft, rockets and even trains!, both here and abroad. However, it didn't get me into space and thus was always a little unfulfilling.
Recently I have headed back to university to become a software developer and that's where my involvement in The Enigma Room begins. While Matt and Piyush tinker with the puzzle mechanics you will find me sitting behind a keyboard tinkering with the website, keeping the books balanced and making sure the whole operation runs smoothly. So I guess at the end of the day, a career in gaming was more realistic than the 15 year-old me thought.
Although every now and then, I'll chip in with the puzzle design. I mean, it couldn't hurt to get a "rocket scientist" involved, could it?