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Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
Creator, JavaScript

@BrendanEich

Brendan Eich was founder and long-term CTO at Mozilla. He also served as SVP of engineering and briefly as CEO. Brendan is widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution. In 1995, he invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He cofounded the Mozilla.org project in 1998, serving as chief architect, and has been a board member of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. Brendan helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird email client in December 2004.

Brendan holds a BS in math and computer science from Santa Clara University and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois.

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Grand Ballroom B
Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
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Almost two decades after the birth of JavaScript, I will give an update to my "JavaScript at 17" keynote last year, including the latest on the next version of the JS language, ES6. Read more.

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