Rys Sommefeldt - Editor-in-Chief
[email: rys @ beyond3d . com | forums: Rys]
As Beyond3D's returning Editor-in-Chief, I'm responsible for the content, forums and how the ship is steered. I combine significant experience in technical writing with a great passion for pixels and everything that surrounds it, be it hardware analysis, graphics programming, industry movements and the greater community, and more.
When I'm not spending time abusing GPUs for a living as engineering manager for PowerVR Graphics Business Development, where I run the competitive analysis and graphics demo teams, you'll find me hacking around on toy software (mostly Rust!) or playing video games (mostly PS4!).
Alex Voicu - Architecture Analyst
[email: alex @ beyond3d . com | forums: AlexV]
Being Beyond3D's chief architecture analyst is a bit like being Spiderman: with great power comes great responsibility! But then you figure out that the position itself doesn't endow one with superpowers, and that radioactive spiders have long gone out of fashion. Given that some cruel god somewhere thought it amusing to weave an intricate pattern that culminated with me ending up in this much coveted position, it falls unto me to ensure that the glorious legacy that has built-up throughout the years doesn't wax and wane.
Since there are moments when torturing GPUs with evil code written in great anger is simply not possible, you may find me over at the bowling alley, experiencing yet another catastrophic defeat, trekking somewhere on a mountain, driving around with one of my friends or, as someone quite dear to me likes to say, playing with matrices.
William Stumpf - Graphics Analyst
[email: william @ beyond3d . com | forums: willardjuice]
Ah yes, I can still remember the days of playing Team Fortress Classic on my parents computer. It's funny how the simplest things can alter one's life so much. Playing Team Fortress made me want a computer in my own room (who wants to use their parents' computer?). Since I did not have much money at the time (damn child labor laws!), I had to acquire a computer for cheap. I quickly found out, through the internet of course, that building your own computer was the cheapest route. This required much research though! I spent countless hours on hardware websites and forums (including Beyond3D). This research led to me getting interested in computer science and programming. Computer science got me involved in developing software on cutting edge hardware. And now here I am, researching how to solve various problems utilizing CUDA (sorry OpenCL fans!). In an effort to give back to the community that has given me so much, I will be sharing my thoughts, experiences, and troubles during my journey through the "compute" side of GPUs (note, this does not include PhysX).
By the way, I still have Team Fortress Classic installed on Steam...
Alex Goh - Graphics Analyst
[email: alexg @ beyond3d . com | forums: AlStrong]
I can't quite recall how I found B3D. I do remember a very different colour scheme...
I've been interested in reading/learning about game tech since the start, what things developers have done on limited hardware or just what they achieve in the end. It's been fun catching up on the latest publications from GDC/Gamefest/ShaderX/GPU Pro/other research etc. (even if I can't be arsed to code worth a dime). Keep it up guys!
Hopefully we can get in touch with devs with techie questions the community here brings up on the forums. That's something I've been pretty keen on. (I just hope they don't know about the pixel counting that AlStrong guy does *ahem*).
Rys Sommefeldt - Deputy Editor
[email: rys @ beyond3d . com | forums: Rys]
As Beyond3D's deputy editor, I'm basically here to advise Alex and help him steer the ship based on the experience I had filling his new shoes for half a decade. I combine significant experience in technical writing with a great passion for pixels and everything that surrounds it, be it hardware analysis, graphics programming, industry movements and the greater community, and more.
When I'm not abusing hardware for a living, I love spending time with my significantly better half, Christine. When she's sick of the sight of me I'm usually hacking around with Lisp in the misguided belief it'll somehow make me a better programmer, watching movies or cooking.