Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony's passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to bring coolness and fun to the broadest possible audience.
Tony is perhaps best known for his work as a pioneer of 3D standards for the web. He is the co-creator of VRML and X3D, ISO standards for networked 3D graphics. He also co-developed SWMP, a real-time messaging protocol for multi-user virtual worlds. Tony continues to build community around innovations in 3D as the co-chair of the WebGL Meetup and a founder of the Rest3D working group.
Tony is currently a partner in a stealth online gaming startup and has a consulting practice developing social games, virtual worlds and location-based services for San Francisco Bay Area clients.
Webcast: WebGL Up and Running August 30, 2012
"This looks to be a good book if your goal is indeed to get something on the screen fast. Its readable, and I appreciate his use of URLs to WebGL demos and resources and (properly credited) Wikimedia images."
--Eric R., Real-Tim Rendering
"WebGL: Up and running is an excellent introduction to WebGL with good examples and a nice overview of the technology."
--Morten Nobel-Jørgensen, DZone.com
"If you are ready to give Web 3D graphics a try, you need WebGL: Up and Running. Parisis new book is a well-written quick introduction to 3D programming."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions