Walter Bright

Walter Bright started out developing computer games, among which Empire created a new genre and enjoyed wide success. Since then he's had a long career involving compilers; creating them for ABEL, C, C++, Java, Javascript, and D. He is the only person to have written a complete C++ compiler from front end parsing to data flow analysis optimization to back end machine code generation. He has extensive experience in how compilers transform source code into assembler, and how to get the most efficiency out of a compiler.

Walter has written for several publications including the C/C++ Users' Journal and Dr. Dobb's. He is a sought after speaker at venues including SDWest, the Northwest C++ Users' Group, Øredev and the Astoria Seminar, and serves on the advisory board of The C++ Source.

His current focus is on further design, development, and implementation of the D programming language.

Walter holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.