Scott Hassan

Scott Hassan is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who was the main programmer of the original Google Search engine, then known as BackRub. He was research assistant at Stanford University at the time. Hassan left before Google was officially founded as a company. [1][2]

In 1997 Hassan founded FindMail, later renamed to, an email list management web site. The company was bought by Yahoo! for $432m in a stock deal and became Yahoo! Groups.[3][4]

In 2006 Hassan started Willow Garage, a robotics research lab and technology incubator. The organization created the open source robotics software suite ROS (Robot Operating System). Willow Garage shut down in early 2014.[5][6]

  1. ^ Fisher, Adam (July 10, 2018). "Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. ^ McHugh, Josh (1 January 2003). "Google vs. Evil". Wired. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  3. ^ Company Filing,
  4. ^ Acquisition Enhances Powerful Communication Tools for Consumers Archived 2007-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Willow Garage Founder Scott Hassan Aims To Build A Startup Village". IEEE Spectrum. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ D'Onfro, Jillian (February 13, 2016). "How a billionaire who wrote Google's original code created a robot revolution". Business Insider.

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