Chris Espinosa

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Chris Espinosa is a senior employee of Apple Inc., officially employee number 8.[1] He joined the company at the age of fourteen in 1976 when it was still housed in Steve Jobs' parents' garage, writing software manuals and coding after school. Espinosa entered the University of California, Berkeley, where his freshman advisor was Andy Hertzfeld.

Espinosa was a member of the original Apple Macintosh design team[2] and has worked on many projects at Apple since, including Mac OS, A/UX, HyperCard, Taligent, Kaleida Labs, AppleScript, and Mac OS X. He is now a development engineering manager on the Xcode team.

Espinosa is a frequent speaker at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and occasionally appears as a panelist at its Stump the Experts session.


  1. ^ Derek Sivers (July 6, 2009). "Tom Williams: Hired by Apple at 14. His full story.". Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lemmons, Phil (February 1984). "An Interview: The Macintosh Design Team". BYTE (interview). p. 58. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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