Cal Henderson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cal Henderson
Cal Henderson CC-BY.jpg
Born Callum James Henderson-Begg
January 17, 1981 (1981-01-17) (age 33)
Nationality British
Occupation computer programmer, author

Cal Henderson (born Callum James Henderson-Begg on January 17, 1981) is a British computer programmer and author based in San Francisco. He was educated at Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College.[citation needed]

He's best known for co-owning and developing the online creative community B3ta[1] with Denise Wilton and Rob Manuel; being the chief software architect for the photo-sharing application Flickr[2] (originally working for Ludicorp[3][4] and then Yahoo) and writing the book Building Scalable Web Sites[5] for O'Reilly Media. He's also worked for EMAP[5] and is responsible for writing City Creator[6] among many other websites, services and desktop applications. Cal is a co-founder and VP engineering of the company Tiny Speck,[7] where he works today.

He is color blind, and has worked on applications to make the web more accessible to the color blind.[8] He is also a frequent contributor to open source software projects and runs a number of utility websites, such as Unicodey, to make certain programming tasks easier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with B3ta co-founder Rob Manuel". BBC. August 2005. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  2. ^ "About Flickr". Flickr. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ "The Ludicorp Team". Ludicorp. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  4. ^ "The Team: Web Development Lead: Cal Henderson". Ludicorp. Archived from the original on 2004-02-11. 
  5. ^ a b "O'Reilly catalog - Building Scalable Web Sites". O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  6. ^ "City Creator - Yahoo! picks for September 16, 2003". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Companies > Tiny Speck". Crunchbase. 
  8. ^ Color Vision - by Cal Henderson

External links[edit]