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Brendan Eich

Brendan EichBorn: 1961
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Inventor of JavaScript

Designed and implemented the JavaScript programming language, embedded in browsers since Netscape 2.0 in 1995. Standardized versions of the language have the awkward name ECMAScript; Adobe's Flash technology uses a variant. Conservative politically, Eich resigned his position as Mozilla CEO over controversy stemming from a 2008 donation of $1000 to support California Proposition 8, banning gay marriage in the state.

Wife: (five children)

    High School: Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, MD (1979)
    University: BS Math and Computer Science, Santa Clara University (1983)
    University: MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986)

    Mozilla Foundation CEO (2014)
    Mozilla Foundation Chief Technology Officer (2003-14)
    Netscape Computer Programmer (1995-2003)
    Silicon Graphics Computer Programmer (1985-92)
    Committee to Re-Elect Ron Paul
    Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors (2003-14)

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