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The Weather Channel

Atlanta, GA
Computer Graphics Consultant
Start Date: 
February, 1998 to September, 1999

Participated in the development and launch of The Weather Channel StarXL, an on-air graphics presentation engine. This presentation engine displays the local forecast for individual cable head-ends (local on the 8s) multiple times per hour. The software was written in C++, utilizing the Silicon Graphics OpenGL and Digital Media APIs. The systems are still on the air today.

The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by The Weather Company, itself owned by a consortium that is owned in turn by NBCUniversal and investment firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital – and includes the online weather services Weather Underground and Intellicast, and weather data and software company Weather Services International (WSI) among its properties. The Weather Channel has its headquarters located in Smyrna, Georgia, near Atlanta.
Star XL