Grant Viklund is the CEO at backCODE, a Los Angeles California based software development studio specializing in the education and media markets. At backCODE, he has transformed the studio by expanding it from a shop specializing in web application development to a full service studio developing top tier mobile, desktop, entertainment & serious games. backCODE’s customers come from all different backgrounds and all around the country such as M-Go, The Gates Foundation, Qualcomm, Google, SAIC, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grunmann.
A 16 year veteran of the Motion Picture and Game industries Grant has worked as an Artist, Developer and Supervisor on over 40 different productions. Prior to joining backCODE, he was a Senior Technical Director at Dreamworks, working on such productions as Flushed Away, Monsters vs Aliens, and Kung-Fu Panda 2. Grant was also the CG lead on The Simpsons movie, where he built the crew from the ground up to deliver computer generated characters and effects.
Grant has a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College and is the founder of the Los Angeles Unity3D user group.
GA Lunch Break: Transition Into Tech
Join a panel of developers who have taken the leap into full time tech careers to hear how they did it - and the advice they'd give themselves if they could go back in time.