Bio


I'm Feross Aboukhadijeh, an entrepreneur, programmer, open source maintainer, startup founder, and mad scientist.

I build web apps like BitMidi, a free MIDI database, and Play, a music video app, and Study Notes, a site to help students study better and get into college.

I also build WebTorrent, a torrent library for the web, WebTorrent Desktop, the best desktop torrent app, and Standard JS, a JavaScript linter.

Before that, I built PeerCDN, a peer-to-peer content delivery network to makes sites faster and cheaper, which was acquired by Yahoo.

I enjoy working on "mad science" — stuff that makes people say, "Whoa! I didn't know that was possible!".

I'm a graduate of Stanford University and I've worked at Quora, Facebook, Yahoo, and Intel. In the past, I did research in the Stanford human-computer interaction and computer security labs.

At Stanford, I taught computer science for 6 quarters to students in Stanford's CS 198 program, and was a teaching assistant for CS107: Computer Organization and Systems. I organized lots of sweet computing-related events as president of Stanford's Association for Computing Machinery chapter.

In September 2010, I built YouTube Instant (a really fast way to search YouTube) in just 3 hours as a bet with my roommate. The site garnered immediate worldwide media attention — 1 million visitors in 10 days, and hundreds of news stories. Chad Hurley, CEO and co-founder of YouTube, was so impressed that he immediately offered me a job at YouTube (which I had to turn down in order to finish my degree).

In my free time, I continue to maintain StudyNotes, a website to help students study better. I started it in high school and have been maintaining it ever since. For a sample, check out some AP US History notes or college essays.

I like long-distance running, traveling, vapourwave, anime, and games (counter-strike is still my favorite).

My resume is available if you want to be all, like, formal and stuff, dude. Email me at [my first name]@feross.org.

Education & Certifications


  • MS (in progress), Stanford University, Computer Science
  • BS, Stanford University, Computer Science (2012)

Projects


  • BitMidi – free MIDI files, MIDI songs

    Listen to your favorite MIDI files on BitMidi. Serving 113,241 MIDI files curated by volunteers around the world.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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  • Study Notes – free college essays and AP notes

    We have the best AP notes, chapter outlines, and study guides — contributed by students and teachers like yourself. This site is used by millions across the U.S. to prepare for AP exams.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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  • Feross.org – Blog

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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