Introducing Mr_Purrsalot

Hello Developers!
My name is Mr_Purrsalot, and I recently joined Roblox as a Senior Software Engineer to help you make amazing games.

Background
I started programming in the 1980’s, and I have a lifetime love of hardware and software. The computer landscape keeps changing, and I keep learning new things. My children introduced me to Roblox, and I was thrilled to be offered the chance to work on this amazing platform.

What do you do at Roblox?
I work on tools. You make the game. I make tools to help you make games even better. I will be building, fixing, and designing new tools that help you get the most out of the platform, starting with security - protecting your UGC assets from copycats and preventing certain exploits from working. Security is a very cat and mouse game, so I won’t go into any more details than that.

Anything else?
You may from time to time find me in your games like one of the Roblox Video Stars did, and so I had an unanticipated cameo in his video… So I guess I’m already internet famous.

:cat: Meow for now! :cat:

:roblox_light: Mr_Purrsalot

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Welcome! Excited to see you around the community some more!

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What engineering team are you working on specifically? Web? Client? Security? Every single one of them? A little bit of this, a little bit of that?

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Welcome, Mr_Purrsalot! Glad to see more staff around the community some more.

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Congrats! I’m excited to see what you bring to the developer community.

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That’s quite the background, congratulations on joining the engineers that make roblox what it is.

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Welcome! Glad to see you around.

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Brooo that’s cool 1980’s?? dangg Glad to have you here man!

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Welcome! The community as a whole is always excited to see new faces brought into the Roblox!

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Oh, you. :joy_cat:

Welcome to the blitzball team. Glad we’re getting someone to help with security!

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Welcome Mr Purrsalot! Nice to see another cat friend :slight_smile:
Nice to see someone coming on to help out with security for ugc as well, great that they’re making that a priority!

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Welcome Mr_Purrsalot! I hope you enjoy helping many users.

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Welcome, glad to see more security in the future.
It would be nice if exploits can be stopped on Roblox’s end too or whatever it is that is being worked on

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welcome Mr_Purrsalot, my gray cat said meow to you too.
:grinning:

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Welcome Mr_Purrsalot to the Community! Hoping a lot can be done with those exploit fixes in the future and looking forward to seeing you in the Roblox Community.

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Thrilled to see you work for Roblox! Welcome to the family :confetti_ball:

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Welcome! Can’t wait to see what you have in stock for us in the future.

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Developer Tools is cross-discipline. We work on some aspects of Studio such as Built-In Plugins (Toolbox, Marketplace, Terrain, …) and some aspects that touch UGC and web and Client. Right now, I am mostly working on the intersection of C++ and Lua and not on the back end side.

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I wonder how your children feel to have a dad that works on Roblox.

I’m super excited for that!

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Welcome, and that’s so cool, I also started coding in the 80’s, and my children were the ones to introduce me to Roblox XD … Giving you some OG coders love. XD

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