Don MacAskill

Don MacAskill
CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug

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Don grew up during the best time ever, when he could beg, build, hack, and play with the goodies he loves so much.

He got the opportunity of a lifetime at age 17 when he became person #5 at Best Internet, where he designed the networks that powered brands like eBay and Hotmail.

In 2002 when no investor was investing and a dozen respected brands were vying to dominate photo sharing, he bootstrapped what is now one of the leading photo sharing sites – SmugMug. With the help of a user interface designer, he built everything it takes to run a high-traffic, feature-rich photo sharing site, from the router to the customer experience. And he did what few Internet CEOs have done: he made his company profitable.

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Don MacAskill (SmugMug)
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A story of scaling, in today's world - using modern technologies like ZFS, OpenStorage, MySQL, and more, running one of the world's most popular photo sharing sites - SmugMug. Read more.

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