Brendan Eich: Founder of Mozilla Foundation

Brendan Eich ( born July 4, 1961) is an American technologist and creator of the JavaScript programming language. He co-founded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation, and served as the Mozilla Corporation’s chief technical officer and briefly its chief executive officer. He is the CEO of Brave Software.

Brendan Eich grew up in Palo Alto, and he attended Ellwood P. Cubberley High School, graduating in the class of 1979. Eich received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University. He received his master’s degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eich started his career at Silicon Graphics, working for seven years on operating system and network code. He then worked for three years at MicroUnity Systems Engineering writing microkernel and DSP code, and doing the first MIPS R4000 port of GCC.

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