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3Dfx Interactive

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About 3Dfx Interactive

3Dfx Interactive is a developer of high performance, cost-effective 3D media processors, software and related technology for the interactive electronic entertainment market.

Headquarters Location

4435 Fortran Drive

San Jose, California, 95134,

United States


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Latest 3Dfx Interactive News

Career Roadmap | Developer Advocate ‘supporting the growth of developers’

Mar 11, 2023

March 10, 2023 A developer advocate is someone who promotes the interests of developers and helps developers make it easier for them to use software to achieve their goals. According to job search site ZipRecruiter, a developer in this role is the voice of the developer community with insights related to improving or changing a product, listens to the problems developers face, finds solutions to them, and helps companies solve these problems. serves as an aerator. ⓒ Getty Images Bank Becoming a Developer Advocate requires years of experience in application development and user experience. You also need to understand the challenges developers may face when using a particular platform. Other than that, you need strong communication skills, the ability to listen to other people’s concerns and develop actionable plans to solve them. To find out how to become a Developer Advocate, I spoke with Hubert Nguyen, Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB, a database software company. start of career Nguyen studied computer science for two years with an emphasis on databases at HEIG Marnes La Vallee, a private school near Paris, France. The US government recognized Nguyen’s French degree in 1995 and four years of professional experience in France as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in computer science in the United States. “I learned this while preparing to immigrate to the United States and getting help from an immigration lawyer with the translation and evaluation of my diploma,” Nguyen explained. MongoDB Senior Developer Advocate Hubert Nguyen © MongoDB As a child, Nguyen was interested in architecture, but after first encountering a video game console, he was fascinated by the pixelated graphics of arcade games and early consumer-level computers and consoles, and wanted to become a game programmer. “I liked making things,” Nguyen said. He always drew on paper, and the possibilities of computer graphics seemed promising, if not infinite. It’s ironic considering how primitive these graphics are today.” Back then, high schools didn’t offer many computer science classes, and computers were still expensive. Passion for 3D graphics While studying at HEIG, Nguyen worked as a software engineer on the research and development team at Cryo Interactive Entertainment, a game developer and publisher. “At the time, there was no formal ‘game coding’ curriculum, so everyone had to teach themselves,” Nguyen said. He was part of a small R&D team writing a next-generation 3D engine, focusing on 3D rendering code in assembly language, a skill he learned in a coding contest.” In 1999, Nguyen joined computer hardware company 3DFX Interactive as a senior software engineer. After spending several months doing developer support jobs, he joined the Developer Technology Group to demonstrate the power of the 3DFX GPU. “The PC graphics business was booming, but competition was fierce,” said Nguyen. The day before the holiday, 3DFX went bankrupt, and all of its intellectual property was due to be acquired by rival Nvidia. It was the beginning of a truly wonderful vacation,” he recalled. But while Nguyen was on vacation, Nvidia offered him a position as a graphics engineer on the demo team. As I did at 3DFX, my job was to conduct research and development on next-generation 3D graphics rendering technology. Nguyen explained that 3D graphics rendering technology motivates game developers to adopt new GPU 3D features in upcoming games, which in turn leads to adoption of new GPUs. “It’s been a great way to accelerate the adoption of new hardware in a situation where general computing isn’t possible with GPUs,” he said. My position at Nvidia was the same type of work I was doing at 3DFX, but I could use better and faster 3D hardware. A few years later, Nguyen was appointed Developer Training Manager, managing the creation, production, and distribution of computer graphics training materials such as NVIDIA’s developer website, publications, and conferences. *The article has been translated based on the content of ITWorld Korea by . If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much! *We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language. *We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards! Report Content

3Dfx Interactive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was 3Dfx Interactive founded?

    3Dfx Interactive was founded in 1994.

  • Where is 3Dfx Interactive's headquarters?

    3Dfx Interactive's headquarters is located at 4435 Fortran Drive, San Jose.

  • What is 3Dfx Interactive's latest funding round?

    3Dfx Interactive's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did 3Dfx Interactive raise?

    3Dfx Interactive raised a total of $29.31M.

  • Who are the investors of 3Dfx Interactive?

    Investors of 3Dfx Interactive include NVIDIA, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock, Chase Ventures Holdings and Norwest Venture Partners.

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