The co-creator of Firefox - a 19 year old computer genius

Posted on Sunday, January 23 2005 @ 22:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Seattle PI posted an article about one of the creators of the Firefox browser, which more and more people use nowadays.

It seems that he, Blake Ross, is a 19 year old computer science major at Stanford University..
At 17, Ross and another Netscape programmer, David Hyatt, started a side project that became Firefox. They wanted to strip down Netscape and the Mozilla suite on which it is based. By reducing the software to its browsing basics, they figured it would run more efficiently.

Ross and Hyatt created an early version of the browser. Because the project was open source, thousands of volunteers could examine the programming code and suggest ways to improve performance and fix bugs.
Read the full article about Blake Ross at Seattle PI

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments

Use Disqus to post new comments, the old comments are listed below.

Re: The co-creator of Firefox - a 19 year old computer genius
by Anonymous on Monday, January 25 2010 @ 5:01 CET
fire fox needs an upgrade, i cant play many 3d games without fire fox closing on me, if the becomes a problem in the future i will no longer use fire fox, even though it is pretty great.