The original idea was of NonEuclid was the child of Dr. Joe Dan Austin, a processor in the Dept. of Education of Rice University and was inspired by his reading of "Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Standpoint" by E.E. Moise.
Joel Castellanos used the idea for a student project wherein he was the summer mentor of the then college junior Maria Estrada. During this early development, Ervan Darnell, then a Rice University, graduate student of computer science, made significant contributions to the mathematical algorithms development.