0187 - Adventures in Video Game Code with Damian Scattergood

This is the first half of a two-part interview with Damian Scattergood, programmer and co-founder of STAR Translation Dublin, Ireland.

Damian recalls how he got into programming as a teenager and his early experiences developing video games before moving into software translation and localisation. 

Damian has programmed a wide range of computers, starting with the Z80 chip in the ZX80, the TRS-80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, onwards to the North Star Dimension, Amstrad, Spectrum, MSX, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Amiga, and others.





This episode was recorded in conjunction with the Techarchives.Irish project led by John Sterne. The TechArchives project collects and preserves accounts of the social history of technology in Ireland.


The goal is to create a public record of actions and events that might otherwise be forgotten.

We want to convey what it was like to work with the technologies of the past – as a computer user, a software developer or a project participant, sharing our memories and recollections of relevant people and organisations, products and services, successes and failures.


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