Gamers With Lives - Allen Cook

Gamers With Lives Episode 2 - Allen Cook

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Sean McKenna hosts a series of interviews starting with the GWJ Conference Call podcasters. This month Sean talks to Allen Cook about growing up in Kentucky, finding GWJ, his career and more!

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What an absolute legend

Thanks for starting up this series, long time listener in the shadows of the weekly podcast and it is interesting to hear about the presenters. Keep up the great work.

I've worked in the same industry for almost 30 years - the one Allen worked at in Charleston. He's right that it can go for long periods of boredom because of all the paperwork, etc., but you sometimes get to work on very cool stuff. Some time ago I was offered the chance to move over to some Wall Street companies, but that kind of work just did not appeal to me.

Also, it's funny hearing Allen talk about both kids and the "joys" of working in the gaming industry. My second kid (of three) is heading off to college in a couple of weeks. He's entering a gaming software program.

My oldest kid also went into computer science (not gaming) when he went to school a few years ago. He quickly switched majors, apparently after finding out it's not easy just because your old man does it for a living.