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Joe Hewitt writes code and grows food in Los Gatos, California. He is best known for having co-created the Firefox browser. Some of his other work includes Facebook for iPhone and Firebug.

In 2005, Joe co-founded Parakey, a photo-syncing technology, with Blake Ross. Parakey was Facebook’s first acquisition in 2007, and Joe worked as a software engineer at the company until 2011.

During his time at Facebook, Joe focused primarily on mobile development and made waves in 2009 when he ceased working on Facebook for iPhone due to Apple’s oppressive developer policies. “The web is still unrestricted and free, and so I am returning to my roots as a web developer. In the long term, I would like to be able to say that I helped to make the web the best mobile platform available, rather than being part of the transition to a world where every developer must go through a middleman to get their software in the hands of users.”

Joe also co-hosts a podcast on whiskey with Eran Hammer, who is best known for his contributions to the creation of OAuth. And in August 2013, Joe was featured as the cover story of Hacker Monthly.

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