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Bill Joy

Bill JoyAKA William Nelson Joy

Born: 8-Nov-1954
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java

One of the BSD designers, author of C Shell and vi, co-founded Sun Microsystems, led design team of Java.

Father: William Joy (schoolteacher)
Mother: Ruth Nelson (schoolteacher)
Brother: Bob (younger)
Sister: Linda (younger)

    High School: North Farmington High School, Farmington Hills, MI
    University: BS Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan (1975)
    University: MS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley (1979)

    Sun Microsystems
    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Partner (2005-)
    America Coming Together
    Aspen Institute
    Dean for America
    Friends of Hillary
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    International Leadership Forum Fellow
    Joe Lieberman for President
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    McCain 2000
    National Academy of Engineering
    Obama for America
    World Technology Network

    The Singularity Is Near (26-Aug-2010)

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