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When did Corrinne Yu leave Naughty Dog? (Now lead dev manager of Amazon's Prime Air)

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VinFTW

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Just now realizing this, tried to search for an old thread to see if I missed it, but nothing came up. Didn't see any news reports on it with a Google search either.

Twitter bio says:

"Prime Air Principal Development Manager;am direct report to VP of Science Paul Viola;Computer Vision;was the Principal Engine Architect of Halo 4,NaughtyDog,etc"

Confirmed on her LinkedIn too. Huh.

Lock if old/not news worthy.

Edit: Thank you based Mods.
 

Netherscourge

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Yea, it was a while back.

EDIT - my bad. Actually she had just left Microsoft's 343 for ND back in '13 I believe?
 

entremet

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What a coup by Amazon. Maybe she wanted to go back to the Pacific Northwest?

Was she remote with ND? I know her husband is based in the PNW as well.
 

VinFTW

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Yea, it was a while back.

It was a pretty big deal when she left 343 for ND due to family reasons. Curious why one of the best female programmers in the industry LEAVING the industry wasn't news worthy.

Big loss for the gaming industry :/
 

entremet

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It was a pretty big deal when she left 343 for ND due to family reasons. Curious why one of the best female programmers in the industry LEAVING the industry wasn't news worthy.

Big loss for the gaming industry :/

Probably better pay and better hours. The video game industry is notorious for crunch. Someone with her talents can easily demand better gigs outside of video games.
 

hal9001

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It was a pretty big deal when she left 343 for ND due to family reasons. Curious why one of the best female programmers in the industry LEAVING the industry wasn't news worthy.

Big loss for the gaming industry :/

Yeah I had a feeling she was too talented for gaming.
 

chadskin

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What is Amazon cooking. Can't be just for crappy FireTV games.
e: Ah, Prime Air, that's their drone delivery stuff, right? Huh.
 

JustenP88

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What in the fuck. She was supposed to be doing thangs.
 

Yurikerr

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Insert Druckmann joke here....

I don't remember the news when this happened, and judging by the shitstorm that was every ND staff departure not remembering a thread about this seems strange.
 

FranXico

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It was a pretty big deal when she left 343 for ND due to family reasons. Curious why one of the best female programmers in the industry LEAVING the industry wasn't news worthy.

Big loss for the gaming industry :/

She probably got a better offer elsewhere.
 

140.85

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My only industry crush. Save perhaps my Kojima man-crush. Good luck to Yu!
 

Nintendojitsu

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Quotient

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Salaries and hours are significantly better outside the game industry. So it is no surprise she left.
 
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It's just tech, people with Yu's qualifications are rare so many growing companies open up the vaults to buy that expertise.

Let Gaf treat people with careers like they're trading cards meant to be in a certain deck, it's funnier that way.
 

RoboPlato

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Damn, big loss

Still, almost every time she talked about ND she mentioned sleeping at her desk and I imagine Amazon pays a lot more.
 

Netherscourge

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The profile says she's working on Prime Air, the crazy drone delivery idea.

Maybe it's advanced Drone A.I.

Hopefully it won't become self-aware at 2:14 a.m. eastern time on August 29th. Because anybody not wearing 2 million SPF sunblock is gonna have a real bad day.
 

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It's just tech, people with Yu's qualifications are rare so many growing companies open up the vaults to buy that expertise.

You'd think companies like Sony would open the vaults to keep such employees then, right? So they can continue to have great talent working on their games? Isn't that kind of important?
 
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