I'm Feross Aboukhadijeh, a programmer, designer, teacher, and mad scientist.
I'm years old.
I am currently building WebTorrent, a streaming BitTorrent client for the browser, powered by WebRTC. Before that, I built PeerCDN, a peer-to-peer content delivery network to makes sites faster and cheaper.
I enjoy working on "mad science" — projects that make people say, "Whoa! I didn't know that was possible!". I frequently win hackathons by crafting code that gives kids with spectacles spectacular fits. Recently, I built this virtual reality piloting program that lets you control a quadcopter with an Oculus Rift.
At Stanford, I taught computer science for 6 quarters to students in Stanford's CS 198 program, and was a teaching assistant for CS107: Computer Organization and Systems. I organized lots of sweet computing-related events as president of Stanford's Association for Computing Machinery chapter.
In September 2010, I built YouTube Instant (a really fast way to search YouTube) in just 3 hours as a bet with my roommate. The site garnered immediate worldwide media attention — 1 million visitors in 10 days, and hundreds of news stories. Chad Hurley, CEO and co-founder of YouTube, was so impressed that he immediately offered me a job at YouTube (which I had to turn down in order to finish my degree).
In my free time, I work on StudyNotes, a website to help students study better. I started it in high school and have been maintaining it ever since. For a sample, check out some AP US History notes or college essays.
I like long-distance running, basketball, music (playing and listening), anime, and games (counter-strike is my favorite).
I currently live in San Francisco, CA.