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John D. Carmack


Founder
id Software
Dallas, TX USA

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Biography:
John D. Carmack is an American game programmer, aerospace and virtual reality engineer. He co-founded id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, such as his famous Carmack's Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes, and is also a rocketry enthusiast and the founder and lead engineer of Armadillo Aerospace. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO at Oculus VR, which in 2014 became a subsidiary of Facebook.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
1996
   QuakeCon 1996 - August 15-18 in Garland, TX
1997
   QuakeCon 1997 - July 16-20 in Plano, TX
1998
   QuakeCon 1998 - July 22-26 in Dallas, TX
1999
   QuakeCon 1999 - August 5-8 in Mesquite, TX
2000
   QuakeCon 2000 - August 3-6 in Mesquite, TX
2001
   QuakeCon 2001 - August 9-12 in Mesquite, TX
2002
   QuakeCon 2002 - August 15-18 in Mesquite, TX
2003
   QuakeCon 2003 - August 15-17 in Dallas, TX
2004
   QuakeCon 2004 - August 12-15 in Grapevine, TX
2005
   QuakeCon 2005 - August 11-14 in Grapevine, TX
2006
   QuakeCon 2006 - August 3-6 in Dallas, TX
2007
   QuakeCon 2007 - August 2-5 in Dallas, TX
2008
   QuakeCon 2008 - July 31 - August 3 in Dallas, TX
2009
   A-Kon 2009 - May 29-31 in Dallas, TX
   QuakeCon 2009 - August 13-16 in Grapevine, TX
2010
   QuakeCon 2010 - August 12-15 in Dallas, TX
2011
   QuakeCon 2011 - August 4-7 in Dallas, TX
2012
   QuakeCon 2012 - August 2-5 in Dallas, TX
2013
   QuakeCon 2013 - August 1-4 in Dallas, TX
19 guest appearances

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