Meet The Team: Justin Lang

Meet The Team: Justin Lang

September 26, 2022

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This week we would like you all to meet our Software Engineer: Justin Lang

Justin testing out a map builder for his upcoming D&D campaigns!

What do you do at Tilt Five?

I do a little bit of everything on the day to day. Primarily I focus on maintaining and improving the factory software that helps calibrate, assemble, and test our glasses, and polishing and improving the Unreal Engine plugin.

Did you go to school? Self-taught? Is this your first role with a tech hardware company?

I received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. I worked primarily in tech education, game developer for an online tech education company, and as an online tutor/curriculum designer/customer support for an additional online education company. I then moved on to work as a manager and game designer/developer at a local escape room before deciding to merge my love of games and computer science. I wanted to work for a company creating something that could elevate the idea of gaming as a whole.

What do you like about working at Tilt Five?

There’s never a dull moment at Tilt Five. I always have projects to work on, which is exciting and keeps me pushing forward. One of the other amazing components is how excited everyone else is by the same things that fascinate me. If I make a cool discovery, an interesting feature, or have an idea for a fun game project, everyone else is always fully supportive of driving the ideas forward to see what they amount to!

Where did you grow up? What were you doing before working at Tilt Five?

I grew up in Colorado, then went to school in Chicago, before moving to California for work. Before I worked at Tilt Five I spent much of my time teaching students Computer Science in a variety of different formats, as well as designing and building escape rooms in the Bay area.

What are the values that drive you?

I’ve always been a gamer at heart, and that’s driven me to be where I am. I’m quite competitive when it comes to playing games, but I also enjoy creating experiences that bring other people joy, and getting to see the joy those experiences bring to people in the moment.

Your top 3 favorite games?

1. Final Fantasy XIV

2. Bioshock

3. Gloomhaven

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I mostly enjoy video and board games! I either play in or run roughly five D&D campaigns a week! Additionally, I play a lot of different MMORPGs in my free time; Runescape, WoW, Final Fantasy XIV, etc. I also routinely host board game nights at my house, right now it’s been a big focus on 7 Wonders and CATAN!

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