Denison Bollay, 2007
|Born||1952 (age 66–67)|
|Years active||1975 – present|
|Known for||ExperTelligence, 3DStockCharts.com, ExperClick (AdECN), BuddyCast, Computer Camp|
|ExperLogo, ExperLisp, Interface Builder, Action!, DynamicDocuments, WebBase, WebData|
Bollay is the author of ExperLogo and ExperLisp, the first incrementally compiled object-oriented programming languages for a personal computer, the Apple Macintosh. He introduced the world to the first Interface Builder in 1986, and the first dynamic interface building tool Action! in 1988. He was also the creator of DynamicDocuments in 1988, the first object-oriented, multimedia hypertext system (built in the language Lisp), WebBase, the first dynamic web server in 1995, and WebData (a database of databases web portal).
Bollay was awarded US patent 6457009, Bollay, Denison W., "Method of searching multiple internet resident databases using search fields in a generic form", issued 2002-09-24. He has many pending patents. He founded ExperTelligence in 1984, 3DStockCharts.com in 1999, ExperClick in 2000, and became Chairman of MicroMLS in 2004.
In 1980, Denison Bollay created The Original Computer Camp, an outdoor tech camping experience for kids. It included horseback riding, campfires, and a hundred computers, including Apple IIs, Ataris, TRS-80s, and Texas Instruments TI-99/4As. There were robots, turtles (silicon based), and synthesized computer music. It was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, launching a trend that encouraged thousands of children to become interested in software.
He graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1974.
- Bollay, Denison (2013-03-25). Action!, the worlds first dynamic interface builder – 1988. Vimeo (video). Retrieved 2019-07-26.