Don MacAskill

Don MacAskill
CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug


Don grew up during the best time ever, when he could beg, build, hack,
and play with the goodies he loves so much.

He got the opportunity of a lifetime at age 17 when he became person #5
at Best Internet, where he designed the networks that powered brands
like eBay and Hotmail.

In 2002 when no investor was investing and a dozen respected brands were
vying to dominate photo sharing, he bootstrapped what is now one of the
leading photo sharing sites – SmugMug. With the help of a user
interface designer, he built everything it takes to run a high-traffic,
feature-rich photo sharing site, from the router to the customer
experience. And he did what few Internet CEOs have done: he made his
company profitable.


Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice
Don MacAskill (SmugMug)
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A story of scaling, in today's world - using modern technologies like ZFS, OpenStorage, MySQL, and more, running one of the world's most popular photo sharing sites - SmugMug. Read more.

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