jon parise // friday, august 23, 2019


My most recent "about the author / speaker" blurb:

Jon Parise currently works as a software engineer at Electronic Arts. He has worked on next generation game engines and on massively multiplayer titles such as The Sims Online and Ultima Online. He specializes in systems engineering and online game play.

Prior to that, as a graduate student a Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, Jon was involved in a variety of research projects ranging from interactive real-time motion capture to a virtual character puppeteering system to interactive animatronics (entertainment robotics). He also holds a bachelors of science degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jon has co-authored a number of books and articles, including Massively Multiplayer Game Development 2, Professional PHP4, and Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL. He is also a long-time contributor to the open source community, specifically serving as a core developer with the Horde and PEAR projects and as a long-time contributor to the PHP project.


September 8, 2005 Photos from my trip to Japan are now online.
September 17, 2004 Updated my "about the author" bio above.
July 11, 2004 Updated my resume is reflect my latest professional achievements.
May 7, 2004 Added some recent events to my personal timeline.
August 24, 2003 Added all of my major ETC projects to my personal projects page.
December 28, 2002 Added a handful of projects that were previously hosted on my Carnegie Mellon website
Updated the layout of the projects page in the process.
November 29, 2002 Reorganized my photo album using Gallery.
November 18, 2002 Added a Windows page with some general Windows-related stuff.
November 9, 2002 My presentation materials are now available.
November 5, 2002 Updated a lot of the content on my Python in PHP page.
October 20, 2002 Corrected the link to my wishlist.
October 15, 2002 Added a mozilla page with my bookmark tips.
October 10, 2002 Added pages for my mutt and vim configurations.
October 8, 2002 Corrected some XHTML errors on the about page.
Reorganized the index page and initiated the changelog.

[ Location ]
San Mateo, CA, USA
[ Day Job ]
[ Projects ]
[ Research ]
· Game Engines
· Real-time Motion Capture
· Interactive Narrative
· Show Control Systems