Founder of Quora Adam DeAngelo

I wonder why no one has mentioned Adam D’Angelo yet.

Being a keen follower of him, I believe that he is truly the most badass programmer.

Here are some things about him…

  1. Founder of Quora.
  2. He was the first CTO of facebook.
  3. IOI Silver Medalist [2002].
  4. He along with his team at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) won silver medal in ACM ICPC in 2004.
  5. In 2005, he was one of the finalists in the international Top coder Collegiate Challenge and was placed eighth in the USA Computing Olympiad while he was still in high school.
  6. He created a messenger called BuddyZoo – AOL Instant Messenger analysis (read this thread it’s super cool) at the age of 20.
  7. He is red on topcoder ( & he has achieved it in just one year & it’s not at all cakewalk).
  8. In his high school, he developed the Synapse Media Player (a music suggestion software) along with Mark Zuckerberg and others which was later proposed to purchase by Microsoft & other giants, but they declined their offers & made it free for all.
  9. Fortune magazine included D’Angelo as runner-up in its ‘Smartest people in tech’ article.
  10. He owns 0.8 % stake at facebook, which is equivalent to $680 million.