Meet and greet to follow the event
This event is free and open to the public. We are asking that guests register so we have an approximate headcount for space.
John Carmack, co-founder of id Software, is a renowned luminary who has altered the landscape of multiple industries. He has pioneered the adoption of several computer graphic techniques used today, including binary space partitioning, light mapping, tangent space bump-mapping, and megatexturing. Carmack led the development of many of the pillars of today's game industry - the first person shooter genre, 3D accelerated rendering, network gaming, and user generated content. In 2000, he founded Armadillo Aerospace, working part time to design and build rocket ships. In 2012, Carmack ushered in the modern era of Virtual Reality, leading to his current position as Chief Technology Officer of Oculus, a Facebook company. John Carmack was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in 2001, awarded two Emmy® awards for his work in graphics technology in 2006 and 2007, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the GDC in 2010, and in 2016 was awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship Award.
It's May Commencement time at UMKC. Your best bet for parking is the Rockhill Parking garage located at 53rd and Rockhill Road.