About Brian R. Bondy
I consider family to be my “raison d’être”. 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).
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.