Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat might have turned into household names but for brilliant reasons, Quora is seemingly pulling crowds and celebrities, with celebrities answering the questions. This particularly amazing product is a brainchild of Adam D’Angelo, who co-founded Quora with Charlie Cheever. Even before Adam was an entrepreneur, he was a coder first. Grapevine has it that he taught Mark Zuckerberg a great deal of coding during his stint at Facebook.
Adam’s deep interest in coding and computing was evident right from the time he was in high school. He took part in several olympiads. To recap a few turning points in Adam’s life, he graduated from Caltech with B.S. in Computer Science. While at Caltech, he was one of the top 24 finalists in the Algorithm Coding Competition of the International Topcoder Collegiate Challenge. Rated as a runner-up in the ‘Smartest people in tech’ by Fortune magazine, Adam was already at a helm of his career at Facebook, where he served as the CTO, and Vice President of Engineering. Adam’s claim to fame comes from Facebook’s initial infrastructure for news feed, ad targeting and delivery, and worked on scalability, and optimisation which led Facebook’s expansion in several ways.
As an advisor for Hike Messenger and Board Member for Asana, Adam has always unleashed his potential in technology and top tech companies. Today, Quora is a platform where individuals like Ashton Kutcher, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Trudeau, Guy Kawasaki, Sheryl Sandberg host Q&As, which is perfect for the ones who are interested in learning through first-hand experiences.
Adam’s fascination with coding and the desire to experiment with various tech products has definitely gotten him a long way. In fact, he is a perfect example of how one can rise to a pinnacle by investing efforts into their passion. With a strong foundation like that of Adam’s, any beginner and coder can aspire and achieve their goals. The journey might be a long yet exciting one, so you might as well begin today. Of course, with precision and plan, though!