Jonathan Gay

Entrepreneur, Organization founder

1967 –


Who is Jonathan Gay?

Jonathan Gay is chief technology officer for Macromedia. In this

role, he is responsible for helping the teams across Macromedia develop

and invest in new technologies that will enable Macromedia customers to

build next generation experiences on the Internet.

Gay was

formerly the vice president of technology and helped define the Flash

technology agenda as well as leading engineering groups developing new

technologies around Flash including video, Flash Communication Server

and Breeze Live.

Prior to Macromedia, Gay founded FutureWave

Software in 1993, where he created the software that eventually became

Macromedia Flash and continued to lead the product through its early

development at Macromedia.

At FutureWave, Gay led the

development of the SmartSketch drawing software. SmartSketch evolved

into a web animation product called FutureSplash Animator, released in

1996, which became Macromedia Flash 1.0 after it was acquired. Gay

started his programming career building the Macintosh computer games

Airborne!, Dark Castle, and Beyond Dark Castle. They were the first Mac

games with digitized sound. Dark Castle was the first Macintosh game

for which a professional artist created the animation. He also led

development of Aldus Intellidraw, an illustration program for Macintosh

and Windows.

Gay graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S. in engineering.

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on July 23, 2013


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