James Ashley
Lead 3D Developer Vimaec, Llc
James Ashley is 3D Lead Developer at VIMAEC where he designs and develops Magic Leap, HoloLens, ARKit, Vive, Oculus and gestural experiences. He co-authored the LinkedIn Learning video course HoloLens App Development to provide inspiration and a kickstart for mixed reality (spatial computing) developers. He also wrote the Apress title Beginning Kinect Programming with the Microsoft Kinect SDK. This book gave thousands of developers their first taste of gestural programming and inspired a new generation of creative technologists working in the Microsoft stack. In a previous life, he pursued a PhD in Metaphysics and German Idealism at Emory University. James has never been referred to as the David Foster Wallace of bleeding edge technology, a source of lifelong bitterness.