Disney Imagineer and CMU ETC Founder talks about his cancer fight

Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch (home page), after being told he only has a few months to live since being diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer, gave a motivational and moving final lecture as a professor at CMU.

Pausch found CMU’s influential Entertainment Technology Center. His Alice program was responsible in large part for the Alice 3D Rendering system used to teach kids to program. He also worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and worked to design some of Disney’s most popular virtual reality rides (Aladdin and Pirates Of The Caribbean). His students have gone on to work at all the big names in Interactive Entertainment (EA, Disney, Pixar, Universal, to name a few).

There is a good story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. You can view the stream of Randy’s speech "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" here.

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