julian Shapiro
I founded NameLayer, the commercialization of algorithms to find needles in the haystack of the domain name aftermarket. We sold premium domains to startups and Fortune 500's. After NameLayer launch, I wrote the guide that startups often consult when choosing their name. NameLayer was acquired by Techstars to help them name their next generation of startups.
I'm the creator of Velocity.js, one of the most popular JavaScript libraries on the web. It's used by Samsung.com, Uber.com, WhatsApp.com, and others. In early 2015, I published a Web Animation book with Pearson.
I'm the recipient of Stripe's Open Source Grant award, with which I created Libscore in partnership with Stripe and DigitalOcean. Libscore is the web's first tool for holistically tracking JavaScript library usage. Forbes interviewed me about it here.
I gave the keynote lecture at the world's largest instructional coding event, where I had the opportunity to teach 500 people at once the basics of web programming. I now serve as a judge for Awwwards.
I am the producer/host of Founder Stories on TechCrunch, a series in which I interview notable tech CEO’s on their most interesting accomplishments.
In case you're interested, you can read more about me here, here, or here.