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David Dossot appointment

Joins Canadian online developer Pug Pharm as chief tech man.


VANCOUVER, BC – August 26, 200 9 – Pug Pharm Productions Inc. (Pug Pharm), a Canadian online developer focusing on pure social networking games, today announced that it has appointed technology sector veteran David Dossot, as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dossot brings more than 15 years of professional experience to the Pug Pharm team after holding similar positions at software development firms and global online gaming and entertainment companies.

“David’s extensive industry knowledge gained as a leading software engineer and architect, along with his work in the field of online gaming and massively multiplayer systems,provide the perfect experience for guiding the Pug Pharm technical team as we continue to grow and create innovative social networking online games,” stated Steve Bocska, CEO of Pug Pharm.

Dossot’s experience runs the gamut from start-ups to large firms and global institutions, where he has provided technical guidance and code contributions to many teams, with a particular focus on refactoring and re-architecting software platforms towards scalable architectures.

Well-known and active in the technical community, Dossot is a member of the IEEE and the Computer Society. In addition to speaking appearances, he is the co-author of “Mule in Action” (2009, Manning Publications), and has written contributions for O’Reilly, Dr. Dobb’s Journal and Software Development Magazine. An advocate of the open source community, Dossot has led a number of prolific open source projects. He is a member of Mule’s Community Committee and serves as an official judge for the DDJ's Jolt Product Excellence Awards. His educational background includes a Baccalaureate degree in Mathematics & Physics (Lycée Alfred Mézières, Longwy, France); Mechanical & Electrical Engineering(Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK); and a Diploma in Production Systems Engineering (ESSTIN, Nancy, France).

About Pug Pharm Productions Inc.

Incorporated in 2008, Pug Pharm Productions Inc. is a privately held Canadian video game development company with a mandate to produce intelligent, compelling and cost-effective interactive entertainment built entirely upon a foundation of pure social networking gameplay. For more information, please visit:

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