Wolfgang Engel is the CEO of Confetti Special Effects, a think tank for advanced real-time graphics for the games and movie industries in Encinitas, California. He previously worked in Rockstar's core technology group as the lead graphics programmer. He has edited books on several subjects, including ShaderX and GPU Pro. He also speaks on graphics programming at conferences worldwide. He is an MVP DirectX since July 2006 and is active on several advisory boards in the industry.