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| birth_place = Iowa, United States| birthname =| occupation = Programmer| known = | residence = bradfitz.com}}}}Bradley Joseph Fitzpatrick (born February 5, 1980) is an American programmer. He is best known as the creator of LiveJournal and is the author of a variety of free software projects such as memcached, PubSubHubbub, OpenID and Perkeep.

Early life and education

Born in Iowa, Fitzpatrick grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, and majored in computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle. He started his first company, FreeVote.com, while in high school.

Career

LiveJournal grew out of a journaling program Fitzpatrick wrote for himself as a college freshman.LiveJournal: Brad Fitzpatrick, BusinessWeek (August 14, 2006) {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070825150309weblink |date=2007-08-25}}Neva Chonin, LiveJournal grew out of one 18-year-old's frustration with Web journaling. Now Brad Fitzpatrick is on top of a blog revolution, San Francisco Chronicle (September 27, 2005) It eventually became a full-time job and then a company; in January 2005 he sold it and its parent company, Danga Interactive, to Six Apart, for an undisclosed sum of cash and stock.Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal, eWeek (January 5, 2005){{broken link|date=May 2018}} He was named chief architect of Six Apart.Big news... Six Apart and LiveJournal!, LiveJournal (5 January 2006) {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20100530150815weblink |date=2010-05-30 }} He left Six Apart in August 2007, moving to Google,Owen Thomas, LiveJournal creator leaves as Six Apart fails to spin, Valleywag (August 6, 2007) {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071013043244weblink |date=2007-10-13 }} and in 2008, after the sale of LiveJournal to SUP Media, joined the LiveJournal Advisory Board.Kristen Nicol, LiveJournal’s New Advisory Board Includes Fitzpatrick, Mashable (February 28, 2008) In June 2010 the board was dissolved,Our heartfelt thanks to the LiveJournal Advisory Board, LiveJournal (June 23, 2010) ending his involvement with LiveJournal. At Google he is a Staff Engineer and is part of the Go programming language team.Go Language contributors

Honors

In June 2014, the University of Washington School of Computer Science and Engineering awarded Fitzpatrick for Early Career Achievement.UW CSE’s Brad Fitzpatrick wins Diamond Award for Early Career Achievement, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington (March 6, 2014)

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External links

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