August 2, 2013
John Carmack’s Quakecon Keynote
Quakecon is in full swing down in Dallas, Texas this weekend and to start the convention, John Carmack took to the stage to weigh in his opinion on several key issues going on in the industry and technology. John Carmack is ID Software’s tech guru and titles like Quake, Doom, and Rage would not be possible with out him. A very bright and very technical speaker, if you are not up on technology or gaming, you can get a bit lost. While he does get on a technical note on kernels, processors, coding, programming, GPU’s, and rendering; he does touch on simpler subjects such as next gen consoles, Kinect, displays, and the mobile market. He can be a little long winded, clocking in just over 3 hours; but it’s a very compelling keynote. If you want to get a bit technical and listen to one of the brightest minds in the industry, I urge you to watch it. If you are in school for design, coding, hardware, or any technical program; you should take notes. Enjoy!