Drew Hess

San Francisco, CA


OpenPGP key


Seeking Haskell enlightenment.


I taught 3 semesters of Bootstrap at middle schools in Daly City and Oakland, and a couple of Scratch classes in Oakland.

I volunteered at a local middle school, helping them improve their GNU/Linux lab.

I developed the real-time lighting component of the Industrial Light & Magic Zviz previz system. You can read a bit about it here.

I also worked with Lucasarts on real-time lighting and material systems for use both in Lucasarts's new game engines and in ILM's 3D animation system. You can read a little about that work here and judge for yourself in Lucasarts's The Force Unleashed.

Prior to those projects, I worked at ILM mainly on real-time multimedia playback and image processing, and did a small amount of Linux kernel hacking.

I was a microprocessor architect at Intel, working on the Intel/HP Itanium architecture.


RSS 2.0Photos on SmugMug

Travel photos on Flickr.

Notes to self on Twitter.

My personal wiki: projects, notes, how-to's, etc.


Google Profile

Free Software Projects




A couple of film credits.

I was an (uncredited) extra in the Outlander Club scene in Star Wars Episode II. I didn't get my own action figure, sadly.

My Bacon number is 2 (via Michael Ienna).

OpenPGP Key ID

My key is available on most public servers. I have older keys that have expired or been revoked, so use this one:

pub   2048R/069BEC1F 2011-08-24
      Key fingerprint = CF5D 6281 1806 D85B 4BCF  0724 67B5 6FC8 069B EC1F
sub   2048R/58F5FF2D 2011-08-24 [expires: 2013-08-23]
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