About the Talk
February 21, 2009 4:15 AM
Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
Stewart Butterfield was a co-founder of Flickr and was the president of Ludicorp, Flickr's parent company, before its acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005. Until July 2008, he oversaw the development of Flickr.com as its General Manager inside Yahoo! where it has grown to one of the largest web sites in the world with over 60 million unique visitors a month.
In over a decade of working on the web, he has had a distinguished career as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. He has been honored with awards ranging from being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2006 to BusinessWeek's Top 50 Leaders for 2005 and MIT Technology Review's "TR 35" award for technology innovators under 35. He has been featured in interviews and articles by over 100 publications and broadcasters including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The New York Times, CNN, the Financial Times and has appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
Butterfield graduated from the Universities of Victoria and Cambridge, with degrees in philosophy and retains academic interests in cognitive science, the history and philosophy of science, and economics.