Rasmus Lerdorf

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Rasmus Lerdorf
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Born (1968-11-22) 22 November 1968 (age 45)
Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Occupation Distinguished Engineer, Etsy
Website
http://lerdorf.com
Rasmus Lerdorf is talking about security with Joomla! developers at OSCMS 2007 Conference.

Rasmus Lerdorf (born 22 November 1968) is a Greenlandic programmer with Canadian citizenship. He created the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participated in the development of later versions led by a group of developers including Jim Winstead (who later created blo.gs), Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski. He continues to contribute to the project.

Early life and education[edit]

His family moved to Canada from his native Greenland, in 1980, and later moved to King City, Ontario in 1983.[1] He graduated from King City Secondary School in 1988, and in 1993 he graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering. He contributed to the Apache HTTP Server and he added the LIMIT clause to the MSQL DBMS. The LIMIT clause was later adapted by several other DBMS like SQL and Oracle.[2][3]

Career[edit]

From September 2002 to November 2009 he was employed by Yahoo! Inc. as an Infrastructure Architecture Engineer. In 2010, he joined WePay in order to develop their application programming interface.[4] Throughout 2011 he was a roving consultant for startups. On 22 February 2012 he announced on Twitter that he had joined Etsy.[5] In July, 2013 Rasmus joined Jelastic as a senior advisor to help them with the creation of new technology.[6]

Lerdorf is a frequent speaker at Open Source conferences around the world. During his keynote presentation at OSCMS 2007, he presented a security vulnerability in each of the projects represented at the conference that year.[7]

Awards[edit]

In 2003, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rasmus Lerdorf". K.C.S.S. Alumni Association. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ "mod_info". Apache Reference. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ Wendel, Ulf. "MaxDB & PHP - Ready for the Web!". Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  4. ^ Kincaid, Jason (2010-04-27). "PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Joins Group Payments Startup WePay". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  5. ^ Lerdorf, Rasmus (2012-02-22). "Excited to be joining...". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  6. ^ "The Creator Of PHP Shows Jelastic Support, As Advisor". Cloud Tweaks. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rasmus Lerdorf's Presentation at the OSCMS Summit 2007". 
  8. ^ "2003 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 2003. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 

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