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An afternoon at the pub with Rob Conery would be interesting. 

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I have no "developer hero". Idolization is not really my thing. But I often find inspiration in other people's accounts and experiences. Nobody in particular though.

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I have no "developer hero". Idolization is not really my thing. But I often find inspiration in other people's accounts and experiences. Nobody in particular though.

 

I certainly wouldn't say I idolize a developer, but I can understand having a developer hero.  For me, it is probably Roberta Williams.  Her games are pretty much what inspired me to go into the computing field.

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For me it was more of 'mentorship'. I bought a lot of Andre books (tricks DOS and tricks Windows) and communicate through the forum a lot.

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John Carmack.  I consider him my programming and mathematical mentor...even though I've never met him!  I do wish he would write a book on his collective thoughts on computing.

 

Mike Singleton.  Mike proved that even a mere 48K of memory can provide a Return of the King scale epic! Its sad he is now gone...

 

Timothy Albee and Ray Harryhausen.  Both are known as master animators, but have taught me to be self-reliant and to take an interest in all aspects of what I do. I apply their approaches to my own personal projects and by Jove it works.  Also sad Ray is gone too...

 

Lawrence Holland.  Responsible for the bloody excellent Tie Fighter.  You, Sir, Rawk hard and its been too long since you made a cool Space Combat Sim...

 

Andre lamothe.  Tricks books rule.

 

Roman Ormandy.  TrueSpace allowed me to enter the lovely world of 3D animation for a price the honest working man could afford.  Shame he didn't steer clear of Micosoft...

 

Gearbox Software.  Responsible for the bloody excellent Aliens Coloinal Mar - oh wait....sorry. Bollocks. Slip of the tongue... o_O

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