About Brian R. Bondy

General Information

I consider family to be my “raison d’ĂȘtre”. I’m blessed with a beautiful wife and three sons: Link, Ronnie, and Asher.

In my spare time, I often run while enjoying audiobooks. My longest run took place in 2023 at Cocodona, covering a distance of just over 422 km (262 mi).

As a professional software developer, I specialize in C++, Python, Rust, Go, C#, and JavaScript. I have a keen interest in reading about new technologies, business, self-improvement, and fiction.

In 2015, I co-founded Brave Software with Brendan Eich, the creator of Mozilla and JavaScript. Currently, I’m serving as the CTO and a member of the board at Brave Software.

Before Brave, I was fortunate to work at some innovative places like Khan Academy, Mozilla, and Evernote.

For getting in touch with me, please visit my contact page.

Facts about me

  • I’m an avid coffee drinker, but often spill it on myself
  • I strive to stay active, usually working out every morning
  • My better half is the beautiful Shannon L. Bondy (Formerly Gray)
  • I’m a proud father of twin boys and a singleton
  • Our Australian Shepherd, Nymeria (Nym for short, a direwolf from Game of Thrones) is a part of our family
  • Before Nym, we had a red tri-colored border collie named “Leia”. (Star Wars)
  • I graduated with a bachelors degree in Computer Science Honors from the Faculty of Mathematics at University of Waterloo
  • I hold a black belt (Shodan) in Meibukan Goju Ryu Karate
  • I used to work on Gecko, the engine that runs Firefox
  • Salman Khan is my favorite teacher, and I strive to be a lifelong learner through his teachings
  • My favorite music artist is Ray Charles
  • My favorite movies include Braveheart, The Last Samurai, and Ray
  • I enjoy watching T.V. shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, South Park, Simpsons, and Survivor
  • Red Sun is my go-to place for Chinese food
  • My preferred coffee shop is Starbucks
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables are my favorite plays
  • I have a cat named Loki
  • Having been born and raised on a farm, I attribute my hard work ethic to those early years
  • I’m a homebody but also enjoy going out and spending my time constructively
  • I have a thirst for knowledge and enjoy being challenged
  • I love pushing and discovering my limits, hence my passion for running
  • I co-founded two companies before Brave: ROBOBAK and VisionWorks Solutions Inc.
  • I received the Microsoft MVP award for Visual C++ in July 2010 - July 2011
  • One of my aspirations is to be a winner of the Hutter Prize
  • My dreams include setting a new Canadian record, and perhaps a world record in backyard ultras
  • I reside in Belle River, Ontario, Canada.