Software Engineering Consultant
Personal breakdown on Belisarius
Belisarius Smith is the founder of the MUD Institute. He earned a BSBA in Security Management, has a Masters in Software Engineering from Penn State, and is engaged with graduate studies in Psychology. Currently consulting in the Chicagoland area in areas such as a software engineering, cloud engineering, and security.
Some Interesting Facts
About My Work
I've worked for two game development studios, two consulting firms, served on the board of directors at AMA (American Mid-Atlantic) for eight years, and worked in various other organizations and industries. I am also the founder of the MUD Institute.
Shipped Game Titles
Web Apps Built
Some Words About Me
My Starting Story
My first major project was as a graphic design assistant for Delos Technologies on the multiplayer RPG PC game Shattered Light ™.
My Current Projects
I'm always working on a couple of things, and here is what I'm up to.
Virtual Worlds Project
Founding an institute for the preservation of virtual world open-source codebases, as well as research and studies thereof.
Ethnographic & Individual Studies
Virtual World Persona
Currently examining the behavior of people that project or adopt different temperaments when in a virtual world.
History of Codebases
Research into history of Virtual Worlds
Currently collecting and studying virtual world codebases (multiple release versions) and their histories.
My Own Developer's and
I've spent the better part of 20 years honing my craft and gaining skillsets useful for a career in software engineering. I've spent time in a variety of environments, but have concentrated on cloud engineering, rapid application development, and web application design and implementation for the past 10 years.
My Featured Projects
There are so many projects I've completed, its hard to keep track of them all. Here are some of the more interesting ones I've been fortunate enough to have worked on.