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.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Newcastle upon Tyne commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England. The regional nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle and the surrounding area is Geordie. Newcastle's economy includes corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres. Among its icons are Newcastle United football club and the Tyne Bridge. Since 1981 the city has hosted the Great North Run, a half marathon which attracts over 57,000 runners each year.