Mike Shaver

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Mike Shaver
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Shaver in 2007
BornFebruary 17, 1977 (1977-02-17) (age 41)
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
OccupationEngineering Director at Facebook

Mike Shaver (born February 17, 1977) is an Engineering Director at Facebook. He is also known for his work on several open source projects. He has been involved in the development of many of the technologies that enable interactive web pages, such as the JavaScript language.

Shaver attended high school at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, where he began working with Ingenia Communications Corporation, an Ottawa-area computer consultancy that later dissolved. His efforts saw him rise from a summer student who worked as a system administrator and software developer to chief systems architect and eventually Chief technical officer. Shaver eventually left to work at Netscape Communications[1][2] and later zerøknowledge, Cluster File Systems, and the Oracle Corporation.[3] Beginning as a visiting developer, he quickly rose through the ranks and eventually gained Internet fame by becoming a founding member of the Mozilla Organization in 1998.

He served as VP of Engineering and VP of Technical Strategy for the Mozilla Corporation where he helped people understand, build, and benefit from an open Web.[4][5]

He was also at the center of the "ten fucking days" imbroglio wherein he wrote on his business card "ten fucking days"[6] referencing a recent ten-day turnaround for a security flaw from notification to releasing a fixed version of Firefox. His intent was to show confidence in Mozilla's ability to quickly address security issues,[7] but it was misunderstood as a general or official Mozilla policy.


  1. ^ "Such Sweet Sorrow".
  2. ^ "Mike Shaver Leaving Netscape". mozillaZine. January 12, 2000. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  3. ^ "About Mike Shaver – Mozilla". 2006-03-31. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  4. ^ shaver » on evangelism
  5. ^ Swigart, Scott; Sean Campbell (March 20, 2008). "Interview with Mike Shaver – Chief Evangelist – Mozilla". How Software is Built. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  6. ^ "Mozilla Says "Ten Fucking Days"". ha.ckers. 2007-08-03. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  7. ^ shaver » about ten days at black hat

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