Graphics Programmer Historically, this title usually belonged to a programmer who developed specialised blitter algorithms and clever optimisations for 2D graphics. Today, however, it almost exclusively applies to programmers who specialise in developing and modifying complex 3D graphic renderers. Some 2D graphics skills have just recently become useful again, though, for developing games for the new generation of cell phones and handheld game consoles. A 3D graphics programmer must have a firm grasp of advanced mathematical concepts such as vector and matrix math, quaternions and linear algebra.
Tampere, Finland Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere is wedged between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Tampere is known for its active cultural life. One of the main tourist attractions is the Särkänniemi amusement park, which includes the landmark Näsinneula tower, topped by a revolving restaurant.