About Brian R. Bondy

General Information

Family is my “raison d’ĂȘtre”. My wife Shannon and I have 3 sons: Link, Ronnie, and Asher.

When I’m not working, I’m usually running while listening to audiobooks. My longest run was in 2023 at Cocodona, just over 422 km (262 mi).

I am a professional C++, Python, Rust, Go, C#, and JavaScript software developer. I like reading about new technologies and other nerdy things.

From 2015 onward, I co-founded Brave Software with the guy that created Mozilla and JavaScript: Brendan Eich. I’m serving as CTO and as a member of the board at Brave Software.

I used to work at some pretty cool places including Khan Academy, Mozilla, and Evernote.

You can get in contact with me here.

Facts about me

  • I drink a lot of coffee and usually spill it on myself
  • I’m married to the beautiful Shannon L. Bondy (Formerly Gray)
  • I have twins and one singleton, all boys
  • I have a red tri-colored border collie named “Leia”. (Star Wars)
  • I have an Australian Shepherd named Nymeria (Nym for short, direwolf from Game of Thrones)
  • I’ve run several ultramarathons, my highest distance is 106mi as of 2019.
  • I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science Honors in the Faculty of Mathematics at Waterloo University
  • I have a black belt (Shodan) in Meibukan Goju Ryu Karate
  • I used to work on Gecko (Engine that runs Firefox)
  • My favorite teacher is Salman Khan, and I plan to learn for life from his teachings on every subject
  • My favorite music artist is Ray Charles
  • My favorite movies are Braveheart, The Last Samurai, Ray
  • My favorite T.V. shows are Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Simpsons, Tudors, Apprentice, and Survivor
  • My favorite place to go for a nice meal is the Red Sun - Chinese food
  • My favorite coffee shop is Tim Hortons
  • My favorite plays are Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables
  • I have two cats named “Sophie” and “Lil” (and we found out Lil was really a boy after a year of thinking he was a girl with the name Lillie)
  • I was born on March 01, 1981
  • I was born and raised on a farm. I’m convinced that I’m a hard worker because of that.
  • I’m a home body, but I do like to go out. I’d love to do constructive things with my time.
  • I love to learn. If I’m not learning, then I lose interest quick. I need to be challenged.
  • I love to push and discover my limits, that’s why I run.
  • I co-founded 2 companies before Brave: ROBOBAK and VisionWorks Solutions Inc.
  • I was awarded a Microsoft MVP award for Visual C++ July 2010 - July 2011
  • It is a dream of mine to one day be a winner of the Hutter Prize
  • I live in Belle River, Ontario, Canada.