Stewart Butterfield

Stewart Butterfield
President, Tiny Speck, Inc.

Website | @stewart

Stewart Butterfield is the president and co-founder of Tiny Speck, developer of the strongly-flavored web based massively multiplayer game, Glitch, to be released late 2010.

Prior to Tiny Speck, Stewart co-founded Flickr and was the president of its parent company before Flickr’s acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005. Until July 2008, he oversaw the development of as its General Manager inside Yahoo! where it has grown to one of the largest web sites in the world with over 80 million unique visitors a month.

In 15 years working on the web, Stewart has had a distinguished career as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist, named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine and one BusinessWeek’s Top 50 Leaders.

Butterfield graduated from the Universities of Victoria and Cambridge, with degrees in philosophy and retains interests in cognitive science, the history and philosophy of science, and economics. He lives in Vancouver.


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Stewart Butterfield (Tiny Speck, Inc.), Cal Henderson (Flickr)
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