Kyle Gomboy is among a class of entrepreneurs who hopped on the the mixed reality train when the HoloLens pulled it out of the station a year ago and has been hustling ever since to create a niche AR business in that slice between large scale projects and indie dev freelance contracts. Founder and CEO of Wavelength, LLC, he is the head curator of the open source Project-Infrared for HoloLens as well as a prominent member of the HoloDevelopers.slack community.
What movie has left the most lasting impression on you?
Easy. Star Wars. I’m 47 and have a wall full of my childhood Star Wars toys. But more recently Ghost in the Shell blew me away with an accurate view of holograms and mixed reality.
What is the earliest video game you remember playing?
Pong. My grandmother learned she could beat me by rotating the controller really fast.
Who is the person who has most influenced the way you think?
For life my mother. For art Syd Mead. For software Bill Gates.
When was the last time you changed your mind about something?
It changes constantly. It’s really annoying. Or maybe it isn’t.
What’s a programming skill people assume you have but that you are terrible at?
I don’t think anyone assumes I have programming skills. I have kind of a dead eye stare like nobody’s home.
What inspires you to learn?
The work of others. I’m jealous of everyone.
What do you need to believe in order to get through the day?
Nothing. I have come close to exiting the planet many times for various reasons and am now just happy having a day to get through.
What’s a view that you hold but can’t defend?
That I’m good at C#. Or anything else.
What will the future killer Mixed Reality app do?
Teach people in new and better ways. Like Lucas Rizzotto’s chemistry app.
What book have you recommended the most?
Jason Odom’s HoloLens book.