Peter Hoddie


Peter Hoddie is an engineer and entrepreneur focused on client software. He is recognized for crafting compact and efficient code that pushes the boundaries of user experience on consumer hardware. The software he and his teams have built has powered mass-market consumer products from Apple, Palm, Sling, HP, Sony, Whirlpool, and more. Peter recognizes that the first users of any product are the developers creating it, and that those developers cannot build compelling consumer products on a foundation that's unstable, complex, or confusing. He therefore champions investments in great tools and a simple runtime architecture.

Peter has founded several companies, including Kinoma, which merged into Marvell Semiconductor. He led QuickTime development at Apple during the 1990s as a Distinguished Engineer. He contributed to the development of the QuickTime file format and its adoption by ISO into the MPEG-4 standard. He is currently a member of the JavaScript language standards committee (Ecma TC39) and chair of Ecma TC53 for "ECMAScript Modules for Embedded Systems". He is the co-author of the book "IoT Development for ESP32 and ESP8266 with JavaScript", a guide to the fundamentals of embedded product development in modern JavaScript. Peter is particularly proud of his work to release both the KinomaJS framework and Darwin Streaming Server as open source software by large organizations skeptical of open source. He continues to come to terms with the 10 patents that bear his name.