For anyone who is in Helsinki and interested in learning about my adventures, first from Finland the USA and later to China - I'm speaking at the annual Assembly seminar on Saturday at 1PM. The event is sold out as far as I know but there might still be ways to get in if you have a good enough excuse.
Assembly is an annual "demo scene" gathering, the largest in the world. It's basically a huge meeting of programmers, artists, designers, etc., who enjoy pushing computers to the limits and finding new and exciting ways to create entertaining shows. These "demos" are type of music videos, with the exception that usually nothing is pre-generated, everything is created programmatically in real time.
While demos are not made for profit, it's a great way to learn how to program or produce art and a lot of former demo makers - myself included - have ended with a career in the games industry. If you're coming to Assembly, feel free to come and say hi!Note:
I'm currently in the process of start a business operation in Finland. You can read more about in my blog titled Doing business in Finland