👋 Hey there, I'm Feross! ✨

I'm Feross Aboukhadijeh, an entrepreneur, programmer, open source author, and mad scientist.

I maintain 100+ packages on npm which are downloaded 500+ million times per month. All my code is freely accessible on GitHub and funded by my supporters. I now offer a support contract for companies and teams.

I build innovative projects like WebTorrent, a streaming torrent client for the web, WebTorrent Desktop, a slick torrent app for Mac/Windows/Linux, and StandardJS, a JavaScript style guide, linter, and automatic code fixer.

I also work on fun projects like BitMidi, a free MIDI file database, Play, a music video app, and Study Notes, a study tool with college essay examples.

Before that, I built PeerCDN, a next-generation CDN powered by WebRTC for efficient peer-to-peer content delivery, which was acquired by Yahoo.

I'm a graduate of Stanford University and I've worked at Quora, Facebook, Yahoo, and Intel. In the past, I did research in the Stanford human-computer interaction and computer security labs.

At Stanford, I taught computer science for 6 quarters to students in Stanford's CS 198 section leader program, and was a teaching assistant for CS107: Computer Organization and Systems and CS 110: Principles of Computer Systems courses for 3 quarters. I organized lots of fun computing-related events as president of the Stanford Association for Computing Machinery chapter.

In September 2010, I built YouTube Instant 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).

I enjoy working on "mad science" — stuff that makes people say, "Whoa! I didn't know that was possible!".

My resume is available if you want to be all, like, formal and stuff, dude.

Email me at [my first name]@feross.org.

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Me as a little kid. I was obsessed with computers from the very beginning. Feross Aboukhadijeh in New York Magazine. Photo by Dan Winters.