Paul Graham (programmer)

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Paul Graham (/ɡræm/; born 1964)[3] is an English computer scientist, essayist, entrepreneur, investor, and author. He is best known for his work on the programming language Lisp, his former startup Viaweb (later renamed Yahoo! Store), co-founding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator, his essays, and Hacker News.

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Paul Graham
Paul Graham, c. 2007
Born (1964-11-13) November 13, 1964 (age 59)[1]
EducationGateway High School
Alma materCornell University (BA)
Harvard University (MS, PhD)
Known forViaweb
Y Combinator
Hacker News
Hackers & Painters
SpouseJessica Livingston (m. 2008)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
ThesisThe State of a Program and Its Uses (1990) Edit this at Wikidata

He is the author of several computer programming books, including: On Lisp,[4] ANSI Common Lisp,[5] and Hackers & Painters.[6] Technology journalist Steven Levy has described Graham as a "hacker philosopher".[7]

Graham was born in England, where he and his family maintain permanent residence. However he is also a citizen of the United States, where he earned his degrees, and resided in until 2016.

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