Sara Lempiainen was excited to talk about WebGL during Casual Connect Kyiv 2013. “WebGL is the biggest leap in browser technology and will unlock creativity,” she says.
Sara Lempiainen is an evangelist for Goo Technologies, where her work involves engaging the community of Goo Engine developers. She came to this work with a background in leading teams in a variety of projects, where she developed the ability to support and transfer energy to others. She also emerged with the confidence necessary to reach and inspire this community of developers.
The Power of Listening
She tells us the greatest challenge in her career has been learning to understand how to influence and get through to different types of people. This critical skill requires her to truly listen, and she is still learning every day.
Her greatest satisfaction comes through reaching someone with the speeches she gives. “When someone comes up to me after a speech and tells me they felt inspired by my talk, I feel truly humble and thankful that people take the time to listen,” Lempiainen says. “I make sure to put hard work and energy into my presentations so the audience gains value and walks away with new energy.”
Lempiainen describes herself as curious, an aspect of her personality which explains her preferred music genres of alternative rock and progressive metal. She enjoys their excellence in creating interesting sounds combined with strange and thought-provoking lyrics. In her free time, she prefers to play games, read novels, draw and code.
Currently Lempiainen is following the rise of cloud-based gaming and distribution channels for games and apps made in WebGL and HTML5, feeling that this is the games industry trend that will most affect Goo Technologies over the next several years. They plan to respond to these developments by making sure they are able to give content creators the support and care they need in order to produce and get out there the games they have built on top of Goo Engine.
At Casual Connect Kyiv, Lempiainen announced that Goo Create will be released November 1st. This is Goo Technologies’ tool for creating browser games on top of Goo Engine through a user interface on the web.
Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.