1976 (age 41–42)|
|Occupation||CEO, Silk Labs|
Gal was born in Szeged, Hungary and grew up in Lübeck, Germany. During high school he worked on various open source AX.25 network stacks and designed a routing protocol for ham radio network nodes (INP3) that became widely supported by AX.25 network routers.
During his graduate studies at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg he was a codesigner of AspectC++, an aspect-oriented extension of C and C++ languages. He later went on to obtain his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His thesis introduced the concept of Tracing just-in-time compilation of high-level languages using trace trees.
As of 2013[update], Gal was appointed the Vice President of Mobile Engineering of Mozilla. In April 2014, Gal became the CTO of Mozilla. In June 2015 he left Mozilla, co-founding the Internet of Things start-up Silk Labs with two other members of the Firefox OS team (however, Silk Labs does not use Mozilla technologies). Also in 2015, Gal became an adviser at Acadine Technologies; a startup newly founded by Li Gong (former president of Mozilla Corporation) which was to develop software based on Firefox OS.
- Iris Quirin. "Andreas Gal - Der Freiheitskämpfer" (in German). Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- "Inter Node Protocol 3". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14.
- "INP3 support for Linux".
- "JNOS news".
- "(X)Net user manual" (PDF).
- "AspectC++: Language Proposal and Prototype Implementation".
- "HotpathVM: an effective JIT compiler for resource-constrained Andreas Gal, Christian W. Probst, Michael Franz - Proceeding VEE '06 Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Virtual execution environments doi:10.1145/1134760.1134780.
- "Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19".
- Gal, Andreas (2011-07-25). "Booting to the web". mozilla.dev.platform (Mailing list). Retrieved 2011-11-20.
- "Andreas Gal's Linkedin page".
- "Mozilla CTO: Andreas Gal".
- "New Adventure". Andreas Gal. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
- Shankland, Stephen (2016-08-21). "Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need". CNET. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
- Shankland, Stephen (2015-12-10). "Startup picks up the torch for troubled Firefox OS". CNET. Retrieved 2015-12-12.