Yishan Wong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong and Yi is a generation name.
Yishan Wong
Education Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Co-founder of Sunfire Offices
Known for Former CEO of Reddit
Website http://algeri-wong.com/yishan
Yishan Wong
Chinese 黃易山
Hanyu Pinyin Huáng Yìshān

Yishan Wong (Chinese: 黃易山; pinyin: Huáng Yìshān) was the [1][2] CEO of Reddit from March 2012 until his resignation in November 2014.[3][4] He is also the co-founder of Mountain View coworking space Sunfire Offices,[5] and an advisor at Quora. Wong was previously a senior engineering manager at PayPal, then worked at Facebook as a director of engineering on projects including crowd translation. Since April 2011, Wong has been a contributing editor at Forbes magazine.[6]

During Wong's tenure as Reddit CEO in 2012, he expressed that the site should platform objectionable content, saying "We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it."[7]

Wong is a graduate of Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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